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Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills or beautiful beaches in North Carolina.
This area honors the Cherokee Indians’ journey with art exhibits, museums, outdoor drama and festivals.
The Triad cities and their neighboring towns are rich in history and culture.
Tour a decorated battleship, enjoy shopping and nightlife, and surf or relax at area beaches.
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North Carolina is a sports fan’s dream. Play golf statewide or watch the pros at two PGA events held here annually. In addition, Pinehurst Resort hosted the 2014 PGA Men’s and Women’s U.S. Open Championships. Minor League Baseball teams play throughout the state. This is the birthplace of NASCAR, and the speedway in Concord hosts three major race weekends a year. You'll also find a range of pro sports here, including football and basketball in Charlotte and hockey in Raleigh.
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Play a round at Pinehurst No. 2 or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall, and Childress, Petty and other team shops.
Root for the home team at NFL, NBA, NHL and Minor League Baseball games statewide.
Here, water abounds on courses abutting the beach or bounded by marshes and maritime forests, and an ocean breeze is almost ever-present.
This area is home to 30-plus golf courses designed by the game’s greatest architects and renowned for quality, condition and playability.
Women will find our courses welcoming and friendly, with many going to great lengths to create playing conditions both suitable and challenging.
North Carolina offers a variety of biking options, from flat, easy rides along scenic beaches to rugged climbs up steep mountain trails.
Experience the excitement of NASCAR not only at the track but also on Lake Norman, at the state's Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Red Rocks Café.
From Currituck County south to Hatteras, outstanding designers have shaped wind-whipped courses that hug the water and marshlands here.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
Though the cars and settings vary, you’ll find racing excitement and a chance to watch NASCAR’s future stars at short tracks across North Carolina.
In the Piedmont, you can play one afternoon among the pines of the Sandhills and the next morning walk a fairway framed by towering hardwoods.
From Asheville to Zebulon, Minor League Baseball fans can enjoy a warm breeze, the crack of a bat, and dozens of our finest craft beers.
Here, the name "Donald Ross" and golf are synonymous. Make a golf trip to Pinehurst, Asheville or Wilmington to experience the greens yourself.
The North Carolina Golf Panel annually ranks the state’s top courses to help guide your choices when you come here to test your skills.
Whether it’s a green guarded by boulders or a trout stream tumbling beside a fairway, golf is at its peak in the North Carolina mountains.
Test your driving distance when you take on two of the world’s longest golf holes – one in the Brunswick Islands and one in Black Mountain.
The Pinehurst Resort is the heart of the “Home of American Golf,” with nine courses always ready for golfers seeking history and challenge.
The High Country offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. With peaks of 5,500 feet, the thrill of biking here is hard to beat.
A number of proudly mature courses in the “Home of American Golf" and around the state’s Piedmont region regularly attract admirers.
With mountain peaks, rolling hills and an abundance of waterfalls, North Carolina is a natural choice for zip lines day, night and year-round.
North Carolina is a leader in multi-day golf schools with proven reputations for producing results.
Legendary Pinehurst No. 2 was carefully restored just in time to host the men’s and women’s U.S. Open Championships in June 2014.
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There’s plenty to do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including great golf that will make you feel smarter just by the connection to area universities.
See some of our great film sites and performing arts venues while enjoying the history of their picturesque settings in this five-day itinerary.
The Pinehurst area is steeped in golf history and tradition, but it’s also a place with deep historic roots dating as far back as the mid-1700s.
Our state is home to iconic college teams, pro basketball, football, hockey and racing, and sports museums and halls of fame you can visit year-round.
From white-knuckle roller coasters to whitewater rafting, this four-day tour in and around Charlotte is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
The Charlotte area, from its trendy neighborhoods and bustling city center to surrounding quaint towns, offers a variety of golfing and social activities.
Kick cabin fever with a range of winter activities in the mountains like hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and even ice climbing.
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Wrightsville Beach hosts the Carolina Cup Paddleboard Race in April
Western North Carolina's snow sports range from family-friendly to ultimate adventure
The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the nation's most famous Minor League Baseball team
Wrightsville Beach is a top surfing spot for beginners and pros alike
The Nantahala River near Bryson City hosted the Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 2013
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers
The course at ZipQuest in Fayetteville is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike. See more »
Donald Ross designed more than 400 courses, but only Pinehurst No. 2 was his home. See more »
The steady winds on the Outer Banks make it one of the planet's best places for kiteboarding
Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course by Bob Moore
When winter comes to North Carolina, head to the High Country for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing.
Bald Head Island offers visitors a rich maritime world, from pristine beaches and sea turtles to Old Baldy Lighthouse.
You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.
North Carolina has an abundance of college and professional sports teams, and you’ll find memorabilia on display at halls of fame and collectors’ stores.
Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.
Take zip line tour through the trees on eight zip lines, 16 tree platforms, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases.
On the northern Outer Banks, a round of golf includes beautiful scenery, ocean and sound views, and courses suited to both novice and professional golfers.
See how North Carolina offers a higher level of play with its natural beauty and meticulously maintained courses.
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Designed by the legendary Donald Ross in 1926, the 6,300-yard, par 70 course is contoured out of the rolling landscape…
Region: Asheville & the Foothills
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center encompass over 2,000 acres in Sunset Beach. This southernmost barrier island…
Regions: Coast, Brunswick Islands
An exceptional 18-hole par-three lighted course. Arcade, miniature golf course, bumper boats, Naskart, 3 go cart tracks…
Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
Home to Guilford Quakers football, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse teams; Armfield…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
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Semi-private course. Golf is available to everyone, with special programs for seniors, men, ladies, and juniors.
Region: Charlotte Region
This course is located in the middle of a residential community. The small greens are slightly sloped, and numerous…
Region: Topsail Area
Beautiful rolling farm land with extensive bridges and bulkhead. The course consists of big greens, a driving range,…
The Asheville Municipal Golf Course is a 18 hole, par 72 yard course, designed to be challenging as well as fun. The…
Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
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