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