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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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Reynolds at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $21
Championship at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $8
Challenge Golf Club
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Graham $20
Cross Creek Country Club
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Mount Airy $20
Salem Glen Country Club
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Clemmons $15
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
The Cardinal by Pete Dye
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Greensboro $41 - $46
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Asheboro Country Club
Tee Times
Asheboro $30
Deep Springs Country Club
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Stoneville $36 - $42
Lexington Golf Club
Tee Times
Lexington $7 - $28
East at Grandover Resort
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Greensboro $63
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Jamestown Park Golf Course
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Jamestown $26
Southwick Country Club
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Graham $12
Brookwood Golf Course
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Whitsett $12
Silo Run Golf Course
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Boonville $10
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Oak Hollow Golf Course
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High Point $25
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Meadowlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Winston-Salem $22 - $43
Heather Hills Golf Course
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Winston-Salem $12
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Pine Knolls Golf Course
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Kernersville $15
Blair Park Golf Course
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High Point $14
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Indian Valley Golf Course
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Burlington $15
Stonewall Golf Course
Tee Times
Germanton $22
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $32 - $56
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $20
West at Grandover Resort
Tee Times
Greensboro $63
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
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Pittsboro $22.5
Yadkin Country Club
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Yadkinville $12
Gillespie Golf Club
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Greensboro $9.00 - $17
McCanless Golf Club
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Salisbury $16
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $25 - $50
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $20 - $49
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $20 - $42
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
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