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“Overrated and Overpriced”

Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Radford
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
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“Overrated and Overpriced”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is the most overrated golf course I have ever played. They make you pay a cart fee even if you want to walk, and the course is a walking course. The holes are tight together, none of them stand out, yardages are off, and pot bunkers are poorly kept. For the price, you think they'd clean off your clubs after a round or give you some range balls. Only reason I gave it a poor is because the greens are spectacular, as is the case with a Pete Dye Course.

Visited October 2012
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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
“Typical Pete Dye course, which isn't a bad thing”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

My family and I went to the Pete Dye River Course knowing a little of what to expect having played other Pete Dye designs. The course was in great shape for mid-October. Despite rough weather (very, very windy), the round was enjoyable. The course isn't to tough if you play the correct tees. I recommend following their suggestions and you should have a fun round.

Visited October 2012
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Blacksburg, Va
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92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Challenging but beautiful”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A Pete Dye Signature course along the banks of the New River. Challenging holes in a beautiful setting. Dye took the natural lie of the land and environment to good advantage. Beautiful clubhouse offers lunch and early dinner managed by Bull and Bones.

Visited April 2012
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Willis, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Tough course”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Unfairly difficult course with greens that don't hold and a staff that seems to wish you weren't there. Such a shame because the layout and scenery are beautiful. Thought first visit was a fluke, so decided to give it another shot--same results.

Visited April 2012
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