Facilities & Catering

The Harry S. & Patsy B. Williams Clubhouse

The distinctive clubhouse at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech was completed in May 2010 to serve both the university and the community as a golf and event facility.

Flexible banquet and conference space was designed to accommodate special events including weddings, receptions, dinner meetings, special occasions and seminars. The clubhouse design also incorporates an on site restaurant – Preston's at The River – a catering service area; a beautifully appointed pro shop; and business offices. The banquet and conference area, restaurant and pro shop all adjoin a 4,000 square foot patio that offers panoramic views.

Room rentals are available to the public and the university for as many as 200 guests depending on the function, the season and type of service desired.  Wireless internet service and state of the art audio and video systems serve the banquet and conference areas known as The River Room and The Board Room.

For room scheduling and rental information or a personal tour, please call our Business Manager at (540) 633-1807 or 1-888-Pete Dye (1-888-738-3393).  Or, if you prefer, contact us using our web form.

Catering Facilities

The clubhouse was designed with both a restaurant and a catering service area for outside caterers to use. Unlike most other event facilities in the area, event clients have the option of choosing from a list of approved caterers or using Preston's at The River – the on site restaurant – to provide catering services for their guests.  This option allows event clients to entertain guests in their own unique style and provides a range of price points.

Alcoholic beverages can be served in accordance with Virginia ABC laws, but must be provided by Preston's at The River as they hold the license for the entire property. If you choose to work with one of the approved caterers, we will work with you and the chosen caterer to provide alcoholic beverage services. For a list of approved caterers, please call our Business Manager at (540) 633-1807 or 1-888-Pete Dye (1-888-738-3393).   Contracts for catering services are directly between the client and the caterer. The River Course, LLC contracts with the event client for room rentals and is not a party to the catering contract.

The Lawn

For those looking for an outdoor venue for a wedding, a reunion or other occasion, 'The Lawn' is located adjacent to the clubhouse and overlooks the back nine of the golf course, the New River and the mountains with a spectacular view. Tents, lawn chairs, etc. are available from local rental companies for your event needs.

Golf Shop

If you are looking for the latest in golf equipment and quality golf apparel, look no further than our pro shop. The shop is stocked with some of the biggest names in golf including Callaway, Titleist, ClicGear, Ping, Ahead, FootJoy and many others. Our professional staff can provide experienced golf instruction, club fitting, club repair, handicap services and more. Gift Certificates are available for golf, merchandise or lessons. Surprise a golfer in your life with a gift of golf. To contact the golf shop, please call 1-888-Pete Dye (1-888-738-3393) or (540) 633-6732.

Practice Facilities

Whether you simply want to warm up before you play or are looking for a place to improve your game, our practice complex includes a large practice tee, chipping green with bunkers and a 10,000 sq. ft. putting green. Range balls are available by the bucket and range plans are available for those patrons who wish a greater value.

Restaurant - Preston's at The River

Preston's at The River is a full service restaurant offering lunch and dinner seven days a week. It's a great place to gather with friends and family for a casual, upscale dining experience with a view. Patio dining in season has made Preston's a destination restaurant. For more information, please visit the Dining Page of our website.

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