The crown jewel of the Northwest Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area is Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, a premier and private club offering an engaging and one-of-a-kind private club experience and extraordinary golf unlike any other golf course available in the area. Surrounded by boundless desert views, the stunning 18-hole championship golf course designed by highly regarded Jim Engh, Golf Digest’s first “Architect of the Year” and four-time Golf Digest national award winner.
A standout private, luxury golf club including year-round activities and experiences for the entire family, Blackstone Country Club sits in the Sonoran mountains amidst a vast desert landscape of Saguaro cacti, Palo Verde trees and mountain formations, featuring a series of black volcanic stones dotted along its magnificent desert golf course.
Whether you’re a pro in the making or you take swings for relaxation, the Jim Engh-designed golf course was created for those who love the game. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course was inspired by the links courses of Ireland and the concepts for some of the holes have been incorporated into the design, creating the dramatic terrain that is scaled perfectly for golf holes and features elevation changes on every hole.
Players experience semi-blind shots, wildly undulating fairways and other features that stretch the envelope of course design. Unlike many golf courses in the Valley, Blackstone Country Club’s course has backdrops behind the greens, and its humps and bumps are designed to funnel the ball toward the hole. It’s a challenging yet fair layout that will test the skills of any golfer. Add in the spectacular scenic views provided by Mother Nature and the experience is truly extraordinary.
The Blackstone Country Club golf course has also been awarded by Links Magazine among America’s premier courses and Travel + Leisure Golf listed it as one of the Top 100 golf communities in the country, calling the Blackstone golf experience “a visual, visceral joyride of a golf course.” Golf Digest magazine has consistently ranked the course in its ‘Best in State’ since its opening.
The Hacienda-style, 30,000 square foot clubhouse, a spectacular home away from home was designed by internationally distinguished architect, Bing Hu of H&S International. Situated in the heart of the Blackstone at Vistancia luxury residential community, the club blends natural materials and historic architecture of the Southwest with contemporary design elements of exposed wood beams, brick, stone and stucco creating a natural, Old World atmosphere with casual elegance.
Cozy courtyards with outdoor fireplaces welcome guests to an outdoor great room overlooking the desert and spectacular mountain range for relaxing and enjoying nature’s sumptuously beautiful setting. Enchanting outdoor space surrounds the clubhouse with plush play lawns inviting casual picnics, intimate weddings and other social gatherings.
Blackstone Country Club’s warm and inviting atmosphere offers members the highest in guest experiences, lifestyle and amenity offerings. Members enjoy exceptional fine and casual dining throughout the clubhouse with impeccable service, gracious hospitality and exquisite cuisine including a wine room with a private area for tastings, a formal dining room with an elegant, intimate atmosphere and festive outdoor patio restaurant and bar offering stunning desert vistas. The club also features a 3,000 square foot, 24-hour fitness center with pilates and yoga movement studio offering group exercise classes including cross training and core conditioning, personal training and a massage suite for a full range of massage services by appointment. Additional health and fitness amenities include four tennis courts, a resort pool with private cabana, a lap pool and a children’s play area with water features.
In addition to golf, members enjoy year-round activities offering engaging and unique experiences for every member of the family including fitness training and group classes, massage services, gourmet wine dinners, cooking classes, junior golf, swim instruction, themed dining events, stargazing, holiday gatherings and kids’ camps.
Executive Chef Stephen Duarte, who has extensive experience in private country club dining, creates flavorful artisan cuisine focusing on authentic, local and seasonal ingredients prepared with fresh produce, handmade pasta, meats and seafood. The gourmet menu features all prime meats used in high-end steakhouses.
The club offers several customized membership options for enjoying the country club and its recreational social activities. Equity golf and social memberships are available as well as junior golf and corporate memberships.
The club’s activities truly enrich the lives of its members. Member Kirk Hudson says he is the luckiest guy in the world to belong to Blackstone Country Club. He and his wife recently built their dream custom home in the Blackstone at Vistanica community, and he says the change in his lifestyle to become stress-free has been exceptional. “We are in the heart of the Cactus League for MLB spring training and in 40 minutes, we can be at West World in north Scottsdale for horse shows. We also like the fact that Blackstone is a multi-generational club,” says Hudson. “It creates a certain vibe, energy and a lot of activity. One of my favorite sayings is you can’t beat fun for a good time and Blackstone Country Cub is the place to have fun.”
Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, the world’s leader in third-party golf management, development and marketing is the manager of Blackstone Country Club.Blackstone Country Club is located within the private, gated community of Blackstone at Vistancia in Peoria. Take Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). Visit www.blackstonecountryclub.com for more information.