Destination Guide

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