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Destination: Piedmont Triad

North Carolinians love to boast about their many vacation options. With the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the state seems to offer an embarrassment of riches -- it's the part in the middle that tends to get less attention.

But the Piedmont Triad area -- anchored by the three central cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point -- deserves to take its rightful place as a great destination for residents and visitors alike. Historically known for textiles, tobacco, and furniture, the Triad has become a growing metro area that offers enough in the way of culture, outdoor activities, museums, and shopping to satisfy the most discerning traveler.

Some notable Triad attractions include a memorial to the original Woolworth's sit-ins at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, and the living history museum and village in Old Salem where visitors can interact with costumed staff members. Asheboro boasts the North Carolina Zoo, the largest zoo in the United States.

In the northern part of the Triad, you'll find Pilot Mountain State Park and nearby Hanging Rock State Park -- both of which offer miles of trails, rock climbing, fishing, camping, and spectacular views. If small-town appeal is what you're looking for, you can't miss it in Mount Airy, the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry portrayed in "The Andy Griffith Show."

The Triad promises a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle for those who prefer the slow lane, and the NASCAR racetrack Carraway Speedway in Asheboro for those who don't.

Wherever you go in the Triad, you'll find great dining options -- perhaps to be expected from the home of both Texas Pete and Krispy Kreme. Lexington bills itself as the "barbecue capital of the world" and hosts a popular annual barbecue festival.

Thanks to the weather-shielding properties of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Triad tends to have a mild climate, which may be why it is becoming known as a golfer's paradise. With an average of 262 playable days a year, an abundance of golf courses with affordable green fees, and graceful, rolling terrain, the Triad has become a golf destination in its own right. For public golf courses, Tanglewood Park in Clemmons tends to get raves, as do Bryan Park and The Grandover in Greensboro.

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Championship at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $8
Reynolds at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $21
Salem Glen Country Club
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Clemmons $15
Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $20
Cross Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Mount Airy $20
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $26
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $16
Deep Springs Country Club Stoneville $27 - $45
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $14
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $20 - $30
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $15
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
West at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $22.5
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $20
Stonewall Golf Course Germanton $22
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
Gillespie Golf Club Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Asheboro Country Club Asheboro $30
East at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $25
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $25 - $54
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Meadowlands Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $43
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $25 - $48
Dye Course at Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro N/A
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $44
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Heather Hills Golf Course Winston-Salem $12
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Foxwood Golf Club Salisbury $19 - $25
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Lexington Golf Club Lexington $6 - $27
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