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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 $14
Championship at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $8
Reynolds at Tanglewood
Tee Times
Clemmons $9
Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $16
Asheboro Country Club Asheboro $30
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
East at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
West at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $20 - $30
Stonewall Golf Course Germanton $22
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $17
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Deep Springs Country Club Stoneville $27 - $45
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $12
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Gillespie Golf Club Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $14
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $14
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $18
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $14
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $24
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Foxwood Golf Club Salisbury $19 - $25
Lexington Golf Club Lexington $6 - $27
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Heather Hills Golf Course Winston-Salem $12
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $44
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $54
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Meadowlands Golf Club Winston-Salem $30 - $42
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $29 - $41
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Dye Course at Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro N/A
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
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