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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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Salem Glen Country Club
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Clemmons $15
Cross Creek Country Club
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Mount Airy $20
Championship at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $8
Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $20
Reynolds at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $21
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Deep Springs Country Club Stoneville $27 - $45
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $15
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $26
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
West at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
East at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $20
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Gillespie Golf Club Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $14
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $25
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
Stonewall Golf Course Germanton $22
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $32 - $56
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $22.5
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Heather Hills Golf Course Winston-Salem $12
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $16
The Cardinal by Pete Dye Greensboro $41 - $46
Asheboro Country Club Asheboro $30
Meadowlands Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $43
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $25 - $54
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Lexington Golf Club Lexington $6 - $27
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $20 - $49
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $25 - $50
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
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