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Durham Bulls. Immortalized in the hit 1988 movie Bull Durham and a tradition since 1902, this AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays plays in the 10,000-seat Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., North Metro, Durham, NC, 27701. 919/687-6500. www.dbulls.com.

Blue Devils. Durham's Atlantic Coast Conference team plays home games at the 8,800-seat Cameron Indoor Stadium. Durham, NC. 919/681-2583. www.goduke.com.

Duke University Golf Club. Twice host of the NCAA men's championship, this course was designed in 1957 by the legendary Robert Trent Jones; his son, Rees Jones, completed a renovation of the links in 1993. The whopping 455-yard par 4 on Hole 18 separates serious players from duffers. 3001 Cameron Blvd., at Science Dr., Durham, NC, 27705. 919/681–2288 or 800/443–3853. www.golf.duke.edu. 18 holes. 7136 yds. Par 72. Green Fee: $55–$100. Facilities: Driving range, golf carts, rental clubs, pro shop, golf academy/lessons, restaurant, bar.

Hillandale Golf Course. The oldest course in the area, Hillandale was designed by the incomparable architect Donald Ross, but then redesigned by George Cobb following the course's move in 1960. The course, with a couple of doglegs and a creek running through it, gives even experienced golfers a strategic workout. 1600 Hillandale Rd., Durham, NC, 27705. 919/286–4211. www.hillandalegolf.com. Reservations essential. 18 holes. 6339 yds. Par 71. Green Fee: $20–$24. Facilities: Driving range, golf carts, rental clubs, pro shop, golf academy/lessons, restaurant, bar.

 

Eno River State Park. This 4,231-acre park includes miles of hiking trails, a picnic area, and back country camping sites. Though only 15 minutes from downtown Durham, Eno is a slice of secluded wilderness. 6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC. 919/383–1686. www.ncparks.gov.

Parks and Recreation Department. Durham's Parks and Recreation Department can provide information on the city's 72 public tennis courts. Durham, NC. 919/560-4355. www.ci.durham.nc.us/departments/parks.