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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 $20
Challenge Golf Club
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Graham $20
Reynolds at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $21
Championship at Tanglewood
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Clemmons $8
Salem Glen Country Club
Tee Times
Clemmons $15
The Cardinal by Pete Dye
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Greensboro $41 - $46
Corbin Hills Golf Course Salisbury $10 - $25
Blair Park Golf Course
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High Point $14
Plantation Golf Course Reidsville $20
Jamestown Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Jamestown $26
Oak Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
High Point $25
Cedarbrook Country Club
Tee Times
State Road $16
Olde Homeplace Golf Club Winston-Salem $30
Stonewall Golf Course
Tee Times
Germanton $22
Caswell Pines Golf Club Yanceyville $17 - $25
Silo Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Boonville $10
Yadkin Country Club
Tee Times
Yadkinville $12
Wolf Creek Golf Course Reidsville $19
Oak Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Advance $20
Greensboro National Golf Club Summerfield $39
Heather Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Winston-Salem $12
Brookwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Whitsett $12
Deep Springs Country Club
Tee Times
Stoneville $36 - $42
Asheboro Country Club
Tee Times
Asheboro $30
The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent Salisbury $32 - $56
Southwick Country Club
Tee Times
Graham $12
Siler City Country Club Siler City N/A
Lexington Golf Club
Tee Times
Lexington $7 - $28
River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax $12
Indian Valley Golf Course
Tee Times
Burlington $15
Pudding Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Mocksville $16
East at Grandover Resort
Tee Times
Greensboro $63
Meadowlands Golf Club
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Winston-Salem $22 - $43
Pine Knolls Golf Course
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Kernersville $15
McCanless Golf Club
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Salisbury $16
West at Grandover Resort
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Greensboro $63
Chapel Ridge Golf Club
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Pittsboro $22.5
Gillespie Golf Club
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Greensboro $9.00 - $17
Pilot Knob Park Golf Course Pilot Mountain $22
Winding Creek Golf Club Thomasville $22 - $26
Quaker Creek Golf Course Mebane $29
Iron Play Golf Course Summerfield $16
Holly Ridge Golf Links Archdale $20 - $29
Asheboro Municipal Golf Course Asheboro $10
Three Par at Tanglewood Clemmons $7.50
Mill Creek Golf Club Mebane $25 - $50
Riverview Golf Course Pine Hall $14
Pleasant Ridge Golf Course Greensboro $25
Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course Mount Airy $13
Bryan Park Players Course Brown Summit $30 - $47
Twin Oaks Golf Club Statesville $21 - $27
Stoney Creek Golf Club Stoney Creek $55
Cedarcrest Golf Course McLeansville $14
Crooked Tree Golf Course Browns Summit $16
Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $88
Colonial Country Club Thomasville $47 - $57
Shamrock Golf Club Burlington $24 - $28
Alamance Country Club Burlington $60 - $85
Monroeton Golf Club Reidsville $20
Hemlock Golf Course Walnut Cove $21
Forsyth Country Club Winston-Salem $60 - $87
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro $80
Booneville Golf Course Booneville $5 - $10
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro $61 - $78
Old Town Club Winston-Salem $100
Statesville Country Club Statesville $52 - $58
Pennrose Park Country Club Reidsville $27
Irving Park Course at Greensboro Country Club Greensboro $50 - $70
Forest Oaks Country Club Greensboro $20 - $42
White Pines Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $24
Ponderosa Golf Club Stoneville $15
Country Club of Salisbury Salisbury $56 - $67
Wilshire Golf Club Winston-Salem $22 - $29
Maple Chase Golf & Country Club Winston-Salem $37 - $47
Lyn-Rock Golf Course Eden $19
Dan Valley Golf Course Stoneville $15
Sapona Ridge Country Club Lexington $39
East Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $80 - $85
Reynolds Park Golf Course Winston-Salem $19 - $26
Beaver Creek Golf Course Dobson $14 - $18
Tot Hill Farm Golf Club Asheboro $20 - $49
Mount Airy Country Club Mount Airy $16 - $30
Lake Louise Golf Club Mocksville $20 - $25
Meadow Greens Country Club Eden $21
Country Hills Golf Course Gibsonville $18 - $24
Winston Lake Golf Course Winston-Salem $15
West Course at Bermuda Run Country Club Bermuda Run $55 - $85
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
Green Acres Golf Course Randleman $12
Pinewood Country Club Asheboro N/A
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