Pete Dye River Course

Radford, Virginia



The Pete Dye River Course is home to the Virginia Tech and Radford University golf teams in Radford, Virginia. The scenic course was originally constructed in the 1990s, but it was entirely redesigned and reconstructed by Pete Dye in the mid 2000s, with the help of Chris Lutzke, as project architect.

The course takes advantage of Virginia’s natural beauty and tranquility, but it also features the rapid waters of the New River.

Baths at Blackwolf Run

Dye and Lutzke redesigned the Pete Dye River Course with the goal of creating a course that both challenges and intrigues players, especially at the collegiate level. Since their redesign, the course has hosted the NCAA Regional Championships and the Virginia State Amatuer Championships. The signature 7th hole features a 159-yard shot with sand to the right and front of the green. However, the most difficult hole on the course is the infamous par-4 18th hole, which regularly plays an extra stroke in competition. The compact fairway and the precise, lightly counterbalanced green make the 18th hole a difficult shot. 

Since Dye and Lutzke’s redesign, the Pete Dye River Course has become one of the most beloved collegiate courses in the United States. 

Virginia Tech’s Pete Dye River Course is a fascinating place.

The Pete Dye River Course lies along a beautiful stretch of the New River.

A ‘must play’ for any golf lover who happens to be in the area.

Testimonials taken from course’s Google listing.