The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Golf

Golf magazine teamed up with the National Golf Foundation to dream up this list of the top 10 cities for golf in the nation. We've also included some articles from our archives to help you get started planning.

1. Austin, TX
Austin was awarded the top spot because it "has the nation's best combination of weather, name designs, and affordable, accessible golf." Among many notable clubs are two public courses designed by Tom Fazio.

2. Columbus, OH
The Buckeye State's capital city was the birthplace of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and remains an excellent place to play the game. The green fees are low, and the scenery is beautiful.

3. Las Vegas, NV
Sin City is home to courses by Tom Fazio and Edward Rees-Jones, but expect to pay big. The median green fee is $140.

4. Dallas, TX
The median green fee at is a surprisingly low $38 in ritzy Dallas. There are more than 100 courses open to the public.

5. Orlando, FL
Greg Norman's Champions Gate is one of the many jewels in Orlando's crown. There are 86 public courses and more golf celebrities around than you can shake a putter at.

6. Seattle, WA
There are 62 public courses in Seattle, and the median green fee is a surprisingly low $45.

7. San Jose, CA
This sun-drenched city is home to The Callippe Preserve, which Golf singles out for its "camera-ready" views of Mount Diablo and proximity to a butterfly preserve.

8. Atlanta, GA
The city boasts not one but two PGA Tour sites, as well as the legendary Sugarloaf course.

9. Portland, OR
It may have a large hipster population, but Stumptown isn't too cool for the game of golf. There are nearly 50 public courses, including Stone Creek Golf club, known for its views of Mount Hood.

10. Rochester, NY
This chilly upstate New York burg boasts 64 public courses, and the median green fee is a mere $30.