If you live here you already know Clemmons is a great place to live. If you don’t live here, you should. And if you’ve never visited us, what are you waiting for? Come see why Clemmons is the place we call home.
We are proud to offer a diverse faith community; schools offering grade A academics; enriching arts and champion sports. To the east is the city of Winston-Salem. Tanglewood Park is to the west providing an array of activities. Their holiday Festival of Lights is a sight to behold. We have a thriving retail community and our choice of restaurants matches that of any large city. And, the Hattie Butner stagecoach, which helped put Clemmons on the map, is on display at Village Hall.
Clemmons enjoys a low tax rate which provides curbside solid waste and recycling collection; an annual bulk item pick up; additional Forsyth County public safety officers; street maintenance, street lights at all intersections; and a grass, leaf and limb collection program which in turn provides mulch for the village landscaping projects and when available for our residents.
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Tanglewood Park is a recreation center and park in Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA. It is located on the Yadkin River between Clemmons and Bermuda Run. It is home to the annual “Tanglewood Festival of Lights,” a display of lights in the wintertime celebrating the holidays. Additional attractions include the Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden, a public pool, horse stables, and Mallard Lake for fishing and paddleboat renting. Tanglewood has two golf courses, the Championship Course (designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.) and the Reynolds Course.
Tanglewood Park’s Festival of Lights is an outside drive-thru light show open to the public every winter. Visitors can drive their own vehicles through the course or take a hay ride for a fee. The light show at Tanglewood started in 1992 with a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Charitable Trust as well as funds raised by the Tanglewood Park Foundation. In its early days, the Festival of Lights was a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) route with 25 light displays. The current route is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) long adorned with about 180 displays (70 of which are animated). An estimated 300,000 visitors converged at Tanglewood Park for the 2001 Festival of Lights as the event celebrated its 10th Anniversary and honored those who were killed on September 11, 2001. Today, over a million lights complete the light show. The festival has been recognized as a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” and a “Top 100 Event in North America“.
Among the earliest European settlers of the Yadkin River Valley was William Johnson, an immigrant from Wales. In 1757, just four years after the Moravian settlement of the Wachovia Tract in the nearby communities of Bethabara and Salem, Johnson purchased the mile square central portion of the present property from the Ellis family to whom the land was deeded in 1753 by Lord William Linville. The Ellis family leased the land for a short time “for five shillings lawful money of Great Britain in hand a yearly rent of one peppercorn payment at the Feast of Saint Michael, the archangel“. After obtaining the property, Johnson built a fort overlooking the Yadkin River to protect his family and neighbors from attacks during the French and Indian War. Currently, this spot is marked by a monument just south of the Manor House. In 1765, he died and is now buried on the highest hill in the area called Mount Pleasant. In 1809 a simple frame church was erected next to his grave and remains today as one of the park’s architectural attractions. Although services are no longer held there, many people are united in marriage at the Mount Pleasant Church each year.
In 1859, James Johnson had the 18 room Manor House built on a hill in the center of the estate. The house was a gift of love to his daughter, Emily, for a wedding present. Two wings were added later.
Tanglewood Park Golf – Tanglewood, which boasts two championship courses designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is one of the premier public facilities in the United States. Nestled among the rolling hills along the banks of the Yadkin River in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, the Championship and Reynolds Courses are both challenging and beautiful. Golf’s greatest players have walked the fairways in the pursuit of winning some of the game’s most prestigious events, including the 1974 PGA Championship!
Salem Glen Golf Club – Central North Carolina’s premier destination for golf and leisure. The Triad area’s one and only Nicklaus Design Course, Salem Glen’s 18 hole championship course has gained national acclaim, earning the prestigious ranking of four stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play and rated as one of the best golf courses in the area year after year. Located in Clemmons, we are just a short drive from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Lexington.
Oak Valley Golf Club — Oak Valley is the only Arnold Palmer designed Golf Club in the Winston-Salem area and we have enhanced his creation by completely renovating every bunker on the golf course. Spectacular white sand now highlights the existing 4-Star layout that is carved beautifully into old dairy farmland. The course truly captures the splendor of the western North Carolina foothills and is a tribute to Arnold Palmer’s legacy.
Conveniently located just a couple of miles off I-40, six miles west of Winston-Salem, Oak Valley offers exceptional value and fun for golfers of all abilities.
Oak Valley is open to the public everyday and features several categories of affordable memberships.
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