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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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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
Salem Glen Country Club
Tee Times
Clemmons $15
Challenge Golf Club
Tee Times
Graham $16
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
McCanless Golf Club
Tee Times
Salisbury $12
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Uwharrie Golf Club Asheboro $20
Long Creek Club Bethania N/A
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Asheboro Country Club Asheboro $30
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $14
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $14
East at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $24
Deep Springs Country Club Stoneville $27 - $45
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $18
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Stonewall Golf Course Germanton $22
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Pittsboro $17
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Gillespie Golf Club Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Pine Knolls Golf Course
Tee Times
Kernersville $15
Blair Park Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $14
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
Elkin $16
West at Grandover Resort Greensboro $63
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $20 - $30
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $29 - $41
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Cedar Grove Golf Course Hillsborough $22
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Dye Course at Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro N/A
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Lexington Golf Club Lexington $6 - $27
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Foxwood Golf Club Salisbury $19 - $25
Fairfield Golf Course High Point $11
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Meadowlands Golf Club Winston-Salem $30 - $42
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Champions at Bryan Park Golf Club Brown Summit $33 - $49
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Emerywood Country Club High Point $20 - $60
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Willow Creek Golf Course High Point $40 - $60
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Sourwood Forest Golf Course Snow Camp $14 - $17
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $44
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
Heather Hills Golf Course Winston-Salem $12
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $54
Maple Leaf Golf Club Kernersville $29
Dawn Acres Golf Club Stokesdale $21
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
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