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