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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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Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $16
Cross Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Mount Airy $14
Championship at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $22
Reynolds at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $12
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club
Tee Times
Asheboro $14
Forest Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Greensboro $19
Salem Glen Country Club
Tee Times
Clemmons $15
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $18
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $18
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $12
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $20 - $30
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $12
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
West at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Elkin $16
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $12
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $14
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $12
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
Gillespie Golf Club Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Long Creek Club Bethania N/A
Deep Springs Country Club Stoneville $27 - $45
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $18
Asheboro Country Club Asheboro $30
Stonewall Golf Course Germanton $22
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
East at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Uwharrie Golf Club Asheboro $20
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Cedar Grove Golf Course Hillsborough $22
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Foxwood Golf Club Salisbury $19 - $25
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Fairfield Golf Course High Point $11
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Dawn Acres Golf Club Stokesdale $21
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $29 - $41
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Dye Course at Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro N/A
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Sourwood Forest Golf Course Snow Camp $14 - $17
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Meadowlands Golf Club Winston-Salem $30 - $42
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Heather Hills Golf Course Winston-Salem $12
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Lexington Golf Club Lexington $6 - $27
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Maple Leaf Golf Club Kernersville $29
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
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