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“Perfect Weekend”

Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Radford
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Weekend”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I had the pleasure of visiting the River Course in the early fall as the leaves started to change, for my cousin's wedding. As a New Orleans resident, this was a welcome sigh of relief from the humidity and heat. On top of it all, this course was an absolute pleasure to play on. Playing next to the river gives a player the calm serenity he needs to really appreciate being out on the course; the purpose behind it all. When things get frustrating, a quick glimpse of the surrounding foliage and water brings it all back home.

The staff were equally welcoming. When I got there I was immediately greeted by a guy who knew more about golf, and was more passionate about the game than anyone I had met. Additionally, because I had to travel without my clubs, he was kind enough to let me borrow his forged Mizunos, and a putter that played like it was forged on Mount Olympus. The reason he didn't mind was because he would rather play with traditional wooden clubs, more representative of how the game was originally played. Hearing this, in combination with the calm I felt playing alongside an autumn induced riverside made it one of the most unforgettable and peaceful rounds of gold I'd ever played. I would recommend this course to anyone, for more reasons than most other courses could ever offer.

Oh and the pulled pork quesadillas are nothing less than orgasmic.

Visited September 2013
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33 reviews from our community

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Bracey, VA
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Too many gimmicks”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The course is crowded into some flat land next to the New River and so the fairways are narrow and the greens are small. Then the designer had to artificailly makk things worse by filling the fairways and greens with moguls. The club house staff was very helpful amd made me feel welcome even though I was alone. The facility itself, both course and club house, are pristine. Prices are reasonable for seniors Monday through Thursday.

Visited May 2013
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Pearisburg, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great course but dead when I played.”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This a great course but the last time I played there it wasn't a good experince. They failed to inform me of a junior tournament when i made our tee time. We had to stay two holes back from them and we caught them quickly. The staff was rude. It is a beautiful and fun course to play but on that trip they had some kind of black fungus on the greens which felt like the ball was coming off the cart path. I would recomend when you call to set up a tee time you make sure there isn't any tournaments because they won't tell you.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Cody V
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Radford, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful, but tough course”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I live on the Pete Dye course, so see it every day. It is located adjacent to the New River and the views are magnificant. Tough course to play ... beautiful clubhouse on the bluff ... Bull N Bones Restaurant for your eating pleasure.

Visited March 2013
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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
1 Thank Patrick D
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