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Weekend Getaways: College Football & Golf

If you want to pair big-time college football with great golf, here are 10 towns to consider

College football and golf

Want to tailgate and tee it up? The college football season is here and we're here to help if you're thinking of planning a trip to any of the NCAA's best spots to watch a game. Using our new Course Finder, we've discovered the best golf courses in these areas based on their Golf Digest Places to Play rating (with five stars being the best). Not an alumni of one of college football's powerhouses? Never fear. Use the Course Finder to locate the best layouts wherever your alma mater takes you for a big game.

Bandon Dunes, Autzen Stadium

Eugene, Oregon

Unless you have a phobia of fluorescent uniforms, seeing the Ducks play should be a fun experience. Emerald Valley Golf Course (approximately 10 miles from Autzen Stadium), and if you can pull a few strings, the private Eugene C.C. (No. 85 on our list of America's 100 Greatest) are the best of the nearby options. But Bandon Dunes (left), ranked by Golf Digest as the country's preeminent golf resort, is within driving range. Yes, it's another three hours by car, but are you really not going to go the extra mile(s) if you've made it this far? How good is Bandon? The property contains the No. 2 (Pacific Dunes), No. 5 (Bandon Dunes), and No. 14 (Bandon Trails) in Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses ranking, plus the newer Old Macdonald and Bandon Preserve courses.
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