Winston-Salem residents take advantage of the mild climate with recreation at more than 80 public parks. The county's largest recreational area is Tanglewood Park, with two 18-hole championship golf courses, tennis courts, and places for horseback riding, camping, boating and fishing. Salem Lake Park offers a 365-acre lake with pier and boat fishing, and a 6.9-mile trail that offers a scenic view of the lake at all times.
Golf Digest named the Piedmont Triad (encompassing Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) America’s “Best Big City for Golf.” The area was noted for its mild climate and abundance of quality golf courses by well-known designers. The Piedmont Triad has 262 playable days a year. Popular golf courses in the area include Tanglewood Park, Grandover Resort, Salem Glen, Oak Valley, Meadowlands, Bryan Park, and Crooked Tree.