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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.

Wildnerness Ridge Golf Club, Memorial Stadium

Lincoln, Nebraska

How important is college football in this heartland state? On a day when the Huskers are playing, the population of Memorial Stadium makes it Nebraska's third-largest city by itself. There's also a sizable population of high-quality area golf options. The Holmes Golf Course is located less than four miles from the center of downtown and features a $44 weekend green fee. Wilderness Ridge Golf Club (left) is just another few miles down the road, and there are several other 4.5-star courses within a half hour of campus, including Woodland Hills Golf Course, Iron Horse Golf Club, and Quarry Oaks Golf Club.
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