Forget those images of Broncos games amid a Rocky Mountain blizzard daytime highs in October average 68, and November is still a playable 54 on average. The best bargain in fall here is Pete Dye's Riverdale Dunes (riverdalegolf.com), which can be walked by nonresidents for $38 during the week.
If you avoid the northern lakeside courses, fall golf in the Windy City can be downright balmy. Daytime highs range from 64 in October to 49 in November. Orchard Valley (orchardvalleygolf.com) in the southwest suburb of Aurora is a steal, charging nonresidents under $60 to walk or ride during the week.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Shy away from the higher elevations north of the city including Santa Fe, which sits at 7,000 feet and you'll find that fall golf here is mild and dry. Pay your tuition at the University of New Mexico's recently restored Championship course ($60-$70; unmgolf.com), host to the 2008 NCAA Women's Championship.
It may be all the hot air coming from Washington D.C. two hours to the north, but Williamsburg averages highs of 71 in October and 62 in November. Don't miss Royal New Kent (traditionalclubs.com), the much-missed Mike Strantz's Irish tribute. It costs $54 to play after 1:00 p.m. during the week.