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4.6
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
98.0%
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44 out of 45 reviews
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4.8
10 Reviews (10)
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8
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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15 out of 15 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7685 yards
Slope 145
Rating 77.5
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Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ault, Clark & Associates (1999) Pete Dye (2005) Dan Schlegel (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared or mock shirts are required for men. Denim jeans or denim shorts are not allowed. Shorts must be Bermuda length

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2019 #21) (2018 #13)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2019 #19)

Reviews

4.6
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Greens need some help

Course was in great shape until you reached the greens. They need some help. They were abused with unrepaired pitch marks and some decent sized dead spots. On the back we had to wait momentarily while the greens were being watered.

The layout is excellent and we really enjoyed our round today. Staff was great and helpful

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Great Course, Superior Value

$25 to walk a Pete Dye Course that was in excellent condition? One of the best values I have ever had in 40 years of golf. On a calm day this would be a challenging course. The wind blew at 25mph and it was an absolute beast, but no less enjoyable. It is an easy walk, tees and greens in close proximity. The only hard part was the walk back up the hill to the clubhouse after 18. Long and steep, could have used a Sherpa. Clubhouse looks excellent, but was closed due to Covid 19. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great golf course !

Very nice golf course. It was my first time playing this course and I hope it’s not my last. It is one of the best golf courses Virginia.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Thank you for playing we look forward to your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

Early season round so not fully green. Several tee boxes under repair. High grasses not fully grown in made course more open. Greens rolled true. Challenging layout. Beautiful views of the river and mountains.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect for this time of year

It was a little rainy and windy for the first week of March but the course was in great shape. A little sandy due to dormant Bermuda but great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition for February

Great Pete Dye layout a little sandy but I’m thinking it’s due to the dormant bermuda. Everything else is up to par for the time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

1/12/20

Great value for the best course around the area. Pace was a little slow because of walkers but other than that it was awesome day on the course! We'll be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

River Course always delivers!

This is a wonderful course. Lots of unique views and unique shots. Course can be slow sometimes but the views and quality of course make up for it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast greens and amazing views

Played course a day after heavy rain so it was a little wet. Strong winds, tight fairways and small greens made the front very difficult. Course layout/design is a 10, condition was an 8, greens rolled about 13 but had a few ball marks due to the softness from the rain. Only down side was it was pretty slow. Definitely one of the best courses I’ve played and I would recommend everyone play it if you are within 60 miles of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course in terrific condition

What an enjoyable course to play 18 holes of golf. This course is set in peaceful surroundings with views of the river and hills all around. With the rolling terrain, this course is playable with challenges for golfers of varying skills. Enjoy playing this repeatedly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course on the river.

Course is a little deceiving in that it looks a little tight from the tee boxes but I found the fairways a little easier to hit than what I thought. Fairly flat layout along the river but great scenery. Will try to get back there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Scenic value

We played mid afternoon midweek but still pace of play was a challenge. Too many people playing back tees and no course Marshall. Well there was a course Marshall but just making sure didn’t drive too close to greens etc. no one fixed ball marks. Overall enjoyed the round and were some memorable holes along the river. But I can’t imagine a steamy summer weekend day along that river for what undoubtedly would be. 5 plus hour weekend round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Designed by a master on relatively flat land

Played here on a golf trip in heat of July yet the course was well watered. It was a real treat. This course really made you think about each shot, where to hit, where not to. Some local knowledge would have been helpful but that's true of any course you play the 1st time. The front 9 holes were a good variety, the last 8 though seemed to be very similar and uninspiring though. I could tell from the green complexes that a master designer made this course. With such flat land next to the river he did a great job with only flat terrain to work with.
Course was in OUTSTANDING condition, especially considering the heat. Water was available often enough though.
I have to note that the staff was AMAZING and helpful and friendly. They were top notch! The lady behind the counter at the pro-shop in particular was very helpful. I drove 2 hours to get there and they didn't have my tee time reserved (despite calling a week in advance, and confirming the day before). She made it work and I got in no problem. I will absolutely be back for another golf trip w the guys.
Club house restaurant was great too. Reasonable prices on most things and great cider options on draft.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout and Very Scenic

The course and the views did not disappoint. I was concerned about the greens from a few previous reviews, but they were in great shape and rolled smooth. The entire setting is very relaxing and is a great location for a course. Several holes have views of the river. The layout is challenging and the green complexes are difficult, but overall the course is very playable. This is a great deal for a Pete Dye course and I would highly recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Dye Course

This is the second time playing Virginia Tech, the first was a year after they first opened in 40 degrees and 20 mph winds. This time was 73 and sunny. The new, to me, clubhouse is nice and the course has matured nicely. Great conditions after an evening of rain the day before. Always try to find a way to schedule a trip through so we can play at VT. It's a real treat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Golf at a snails pace

Paid for 18 today but had to give up after a 2:40 first nine. There were 3 groups of 4 clogging up the entire course, leading to multi group backups on each tee. Zero involvement from any ranger or anyone to help move them along (or the right thing, which would’ve been to boot them entirely). This is a consistent problem here (maybe not 5 hour pace, but 4+ is normal). Great, tough layout and condition gets overshadowed by the abysmal pace.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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