Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia

The crown jewel of the West Valley in Peoria, Ariz. is the Blackstone Country Club, an exclusive and private club located within the 7,100 acre master plan of Vistancia.

Its boundless desert beauty is showcased by its 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 residential golf community, Blackstone at Vistancia sits in the Sonoran mountains amidst a vast desert landscape of majestic Saguaro cacti, Palo Verde trees and mountain formations, featuring deep chiseled channels with sheer rock faces and a series of black volcanic stones dotted along its magnificent desert golf course.

Blackstone Country Club’s 7,089-yard, 18 hole, par 72 layout was inspired by the links courses of Ireland. While Arizona and Ireland are direct opposites in their physical attributes, 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 includes elevation changes on each 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 has backdrops behind its 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 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 on its ‘Best in State’ rankings since its opening.

The Hacienda-style, 30,000-square-foot Blackstone clubhouse was designed by internationally distinguished Scottsdale architect Bing Hu of H&S International. Situated in the heart of Blackstone at Vistancia, 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 surroundings. Enchanting outdoor space surrounds the clubhouse with plush play lawns inviting casual picnics, croquet matches, intimate weddings and other social gatherings.

Blackstone Country Club has a warm and inviting atmosphere and offers members the highest in guest experiences, lifestyle and amenity offerings. Members enjoy 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 a festive outdoor patio restaurant and bar. The club also features a 3,000-square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with a pilates and yoga movement studio and massage suite. Additional health and fitness amenities include four tennis courts, a resort pool with private cabanas, a lap pool and a children’s play area with water features.

Members enjoy year-round activities offering engaging and unique experiences for every member of the family including golf tournaments, gourmet wine dinners, cooking classes, holiday gatherings and kids’ camps. The club offers several customized membership options for enjoying the country club and its recreational social activities. Equity golf, non-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 the country club. He and his wife recently built their dream home in Blackstone at Vistancia, and says the change in his lifestyle to become stress-free has been exceptional. Vistancia is the ultimate location for the couple. “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 Kirk. “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 Club is the place to have fun.”

Blackstone at Vistancia defines a special place to call home. Luxury homes by premier builders including T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes and Toll Brothers are available, as well as custom homesites ranging from over half an acre to more than one acre. Situated within a private, guard-gated community, homeowners have the option of creating a dream home that is tailored to fit every aspect of individual lifestyles. A neighborhood park includes a half basketball court, children’s play structure, recreational lawn and shade ramadas for enjoying neighborly experiences and natural desert exploration.

With several architectural styles permitted throughout the community, custom homesite owners may select the architect and custom builder of their choice, providing flexibility to design unique indoor and outdoor spaces. Design guidelines assist owners, architects and builders in designing residences and making improvements on existing custom homesites within the community.

Matched textures, carefully chosen stone and meticulously crafted finishes have been incorporated into these guidelines to accommodate each owner’s unique desires while continuing the flow of the community. These guidelines also ensure a sense of design continuity within Blackstone at Vistancia.

Matched textures, carefully chosen stone and meticulously crafted finishes have been incorporated into these guidelines to accommodate each owner’s unique desires while continuing the flow of the community. These guidelines also ensure a sense of design continuity within Blackstone at Vistancia.

Blackstone Country Club is located within the 7,100-acre master planned community of Vistancia which has a second community entrance and exit available, providing both north and south access via Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone at Vistancia.