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