Weekend Getaways: NFL & Golf\nIf you want to pair the NFL with great golf, here are 10 towns to consider\nIf you want to pair the NFL with great golf, here are 10 towns to consider\nAttending a game at Lambeau Field is one of those bucket-list experiences for sports fans. If you are lucky enough to do it, you'll also find yourself in fairly close range of three of the country's best spots to play golf. Whistling Straits\n\n (left, the Straits Course is No. 3 in Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses\n\n and the Irish Course is No. 35) and Blackwolf Run\n\n (River No. 15, Meadows Valley No. 60) are two of the finest golf resorts in the country. And Erin Hills\n\n, which will host the 2017 U.S. Open, is within 30 miles of downtown Milwaukee. Don't have that much time to drive? Check out NorthBrook Country Club\n\n, a 4.5-star public course located about 15 minutes from Cheesehead central.\nPerhaps no other city lives and dies with its football team as Pittsburgh does. Steelers fans have been rewarded with an NFL-record six Super Bowl trophies, but they also benefit from living in one of the best golf cities in the country\n\n. Even if you can't get onto famed Oakmont\n\n (No. 4 in Golf Digest's 100 Greatest\n\n), there are plenty of area tracks worth checking out, from Birdsfoot Golf Club\n\n (left), to Butler's Golf Course\n\n, to Olde Stonewall Golf Club\n\n, all of which we've rated 4.5 stars. A little further down the road (about 40 miles from downtown) is Chestnut Ridge Golf Club, which boasts two 4.5-star courses: Chestnut Ridge\n\n and Tom's Run\n\n.\nNot that you need another excuse to visit the country's biggest year-round party, but a game in the Super Dome can be pretty fun, too, with Drew Brees leading the Saints' high-octane offense. Make sure you get outside some, though, and if you can tear yourself away from Bourbon Street, there are some fun golf courses in the area as well, starting with TPC Louisiana\n\n (left, one of Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses\n\n), which was designed by Pete Dye and hosts the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic. New Orleans resident and former NFL star quarterback Archie Manning\n\n also suggests checking out Lakewood Golf Club\n\n and Stonebridge Golf Club\n\n, which has three courses.\nCowboys Stadium isn't just the site of "America's Team," it is one of America's most impressive man-made structures. The Dallas-Fort Worth area also happens to be No. 1 in our recent ranking of the country's top cities for golf\n\n. In addition to the appropriately-named Cowboys Golf Club\n\n (left), there's also Texas Star Golf Course\n\n and WaterChase Golf Club\n\n, (which is just $69 on weekends) and about 15 minutes from Cowboys Stadium. Other highly-rated area options include The Tribute Golf Club\n\n and The Bridges, which features three 4.5-star courses (Champion\n\n, Masters\n\n, and Traditions\n\n).\nThe Cardinals would never be classified as one of the NFL's storied franchises, but they have a beautiful stadium in which tickets aren't as tough to come by. With the warm climate and a plethora of outstanding courses in the area, it also won't be tough to plan a great golf trip anytime during the season. Close to the glitzy University of Phoenix Stadium are a plethora of 4.5-star courses, from Dobson Ranch Golf Course\n\n ($45 on weekends), to Raven Golf Club\n\n, to The Legacy Golf Resort\n\n. And golf mecca Scottsdale is about a half hour drive away. There you have the TPC, with its Stadium\n\n (left, site of the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open) and Champions\n\n courses, and also Talking Stick Golf Club, which boasts a (North\n\n and South\n\n course, both designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.\nThe Dolphins could be in for a struggle with a rookie head coach and quarterback, but that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy a weekend getaway centered around seeing a game at Sun Life Stadium. It will be easy to catch some rays on the golf course as well. If you fly into Miami International Airport, you can't miss the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. The golf destination is known most for its Blue Monster\n\n (left, site of the PGA Tour's WGC-Cadillac Championship), but it also has the Great White\n\n, Gold\n\n, and Red\n\n courses. Two other courses recommended by Miami native Erik Compton\n\n are Miami Beach Golf Club\n\n and Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne\n\n.\nThe best part of attending a game here? Odds are it will be 70 degrees and sunny. You'll have no problem taking advantage of that perfect weather with all the great golf in the area as well. Of course, that starts with Torrey Pines' South Course\n\n (left), site of Tiger Woods' epic playoff win over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 U.S. Open. However, the North Course\n\n has just as many ocean views and shares hosting duties with the South for the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open. Another, cheaper option with water views is the popular Coronado Municipal Golf Course\n\n. And two other great options about a half hour away from downtown are the scenic Arnold Palmer-designed Aviara Golf Club\n\n (4.5 stars) and the recently re-designed La Costa Resort & Spa\n\n, which has hosted both the PGA and LPGA Tours.\nThe brilliant tandem of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice may be a distant memory, but a combo of taking in a 49ers game and playing one of the Bay Area's beautiful golf courses is as inviting as ever. Check out Harding Park\n\n (left), which hosted the 2009 Presidents Cup or Half Moon Bay Golf Links' two courses (Old Course\n\n, Arnold Palmer and Arthur Hills, 4.5 stars and Ocean Course\n\n), which are 45 minutes from Candlestick Park. The historic Sharp Park\n\n is also an option, as is Oakland's Metropolitan Golf Links\n\n, designed by Johnny Miller and Fredrik C. Bliss. And if you feel like taking a little more of a drive, Alister Mackenzie's classic Pasatiempo\n\n is 90 minutes away.\nThe Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium features a life-size pirate ship above one of the end zones. And once you are there, you won't have to set sail for long to find a treasure trove of great golf courses. Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club\n\n (20 miles from downtown) and World Woods Golf Club (50 miles away) both feature two 4.5-star courses. Most notably, the Copperhead Course\n\n (left) at Innisbrook is home to the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship, and World Woods' Pine Barrens\n\n is ranked No. 55 on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses\n\n list. TPC Tampa Bay\n\n, which hosts the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am on the Champions Tour, is another strong option.\nOK, so technically the Giants and Jets play in New Jersey, but we're going with what their uniforms say. The location of the Meadowlands does allow for you to draw from both states' pool of public golf courses. Of course, any discussion of this area must start with Bethpage Black\n\n (left, No. 7 on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Courses\n\n), site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens and the recent Barclays. But Bethpage State Park features four other great courses, the Red\n\n (4.5 stars), Green\n\n (4.5 stars), Blue\n\n, and Yellow\n\n. Head about 20 miles the other way from MetLife Stadium and you'll find Knoll West Country Club\n\n (4.5 stars) in Boonton, N.J.