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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
Salem Glen Country Club
Tee Times
Clemmons $15
Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $20
Reynolds at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $21
Cross Creek Country Club
Tee Times
Mount Airy $20
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $22.5
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $16
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $14
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
The Cardinal by Pete Dye
Tee Times
Greensboro $41 - $46
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
Stonewall Golf Course
Tee Times
Germanton $22
Asheboro Country Club
Tee Times
Asheboro $30
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $25
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $26
Deep Springs Country Club
Tee Times
Stoneville $36 - $42
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
West at Grandover Resort
Tee Times
Greensboro $63
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $32 - $56
Gillespie Golf Club
Tee Times
Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Lexington Golf Club
Tee Times
Lexington $6 - $27
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $15
East at Grandover Resort
Tee Times
Greensboro $63
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $20
Heather Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Winston-Salem $12
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Meadowlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Winston-Salem $22 - $43
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $20 - $49
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $25 - $50
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $25 - $54
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
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