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August 17, 2010

Clubhouse Completed

By: Jimmy Robertson

Tech’s $5.5 million, 18,000 square-foot clubhouse at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech makes the course one of the premier destinations in the region

1. The new clubhouse offers flexible conference and meeting areas for rent and dining facilities with the ability to cater events for 150 people for a seated event and up to 200 with overflow seating on an elevated patio. The River Course maintains a list of approved caterers to service these events.

2. The new clubhouse also features a quality golf pro shop to add to the golf experience. The pro shot offers the latest in quality golf apparel and equipment, and other items bearing the new Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech logo.

3. Bull and Bones at The River – a spin-off of Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill in Blacksburg – operates the food and beverage services in the Hackin’ Hokie grill and lounge in the new clubhouse. Guests enjoy the same great food as they do at the restaurant in Blacksburg and can eat on the elevated 4,000 square-foot patio that opens and offers amazing views of the New River.

4. The scenery at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech is stunning, and the new clubhouse offers perfect views, particularly at sunset. There are views of the mountains and hills near the course and one can occasionally see a distant train on the tracks that run on the other side of the river.

5. The elevated patio provides a view of the 18-hole golf course, which runs 2.5 miles along the river. The renovated course opened in 2005 after a re-design by noted golf course architect Pete Dye. His signature style pot bunkers, small greens and collection points test strategy and skills.

6. With the addition of the clubhouse, the Pete Dye River Course is a perfect place for amateur and corporate golf tournaments. The 2011 NCAA East Regional will be played on the course next summer.