With the start of the NFL season upon us, let's take a look at which markets have the best public golf. I explained my picks with Gary Williams on Golf Channel's Morning Drive, and why some cities, like New York, were snubbed.
Click on each destination below to view the top courses, according to reviews on Golf Advisor.
Video: Ginella on the five best NFL cities for public golf
Football season is welcomed by Phoenix locals, who know cooler weather is right around the corner. Phoenix-Scottsdale is an embarrassment of riches for multi-course golf facilities like Troon North, Boulders, Talking Stick and more.
You'll want to visit Lambeau Field soon if you plan on playing golf, too. The golf season is quite short, but a trip to Green Bay can be capped with golf at Whistling Straits just an hour away at Destination Kohler.
Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for GolfChannel.com and appears weekly on "Morning Drive." Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.