Golf News for Friday, April 18, 2014 | Travel

North Carolina's Yadkin Valley Golf & Wine Experience guidebook

A comprehensive 24-page guide to the Yadkin Valley Golf & Wine Experience is available. This complimentary guide provides details on packages that combine golf, lodging and wine in North Carolina wine country.

The packages are unique because they include vouchers for complimentary wine tastings at several award-winning wineries in the Yadkin Valley. There is also a nice selection of lodging options available.

Profiled in the guide are three championship golf courses anchoring the packages: Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin, Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy, and Olde Beau Golf & Country Club in Roaring Gap. All three are member-based clubs.

This new packaging concept has become popular with golf groups in search of a slower pace, as well as couples and girlfriend getaways.

"Couples enjoy the concept because it's not just golf, golf, golf," says Surry County tourism director Tammy Johnson. "They tee off in the morning, visit a winery in the afternoon, and head out for a nice dinner in the evening."

Other handy items in the guide include: restaurant listings; estimated drive times from major Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic cities; average seasonal temperatures; and an overview of the Mayberry attractions available in Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy.

To request a free guide, call toll-free (855) 398-4653, or go online to: