Blackstone Country Club


A Family Friendly Country Club for All Generations in the Boundless Beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert...

“Jim Engh’s Unbridled Approach Yielded a Visual, Visceral Joyride of a Golf Course.” Travel & Leisure Golf’s “The Top 100 Golf Communities in America.”

Set within a secluded valley within the peaceful rolling hills of Peoria, Arizona, Blackstone Country Club is the centerpiece of the award-winning Vistancia master-planned community. Blackstone offers a casual elegance and relaxed luxury for the whole family in a desert sanctuary.

 



Blackstone’s 7,089 yard Jim Engh designed golf course is the focal point of the club. Engh, the first golf architect to be named “Architect of the Year” by Golf Digest, has masterfully laid the course into the natural contours of the 590 acre Blackstone site. Winding through the desert with breath-taking views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the Blackstone course makes use of the Sonoran Desert’s natural terrain to offer strategic bunkering, lush greens and a number of challenging desert arroyo crossings.

 

The 1st hole offers a fairway that is nearly 70 yards wide and offers a very generous landing area which allows for a fast start and showcases the outstanding contours of course.

 

The 2nd hole, the first of the par 3s, is nestled into an intimate pocket between an arroyo and a distinctive ridge with a long green that will affect your depth perception.

 

The tee shot on the par 5, 3rd hole must carry a large arroyo to reach the fairway. The approach to the narrow putting surface is guarded by two bunkers, one in the fairway and one protecting the front of the green.

 

A lake runs along the entire right side of the par 4, 4th hole. The green is large and divided by a ridge with a drop of 6 feet to the lower section.

 

The tee shot on the par 5, 5th hole is semi-blind. The approach crosses an arroyo to a green with 3 distinct levels, putting from one to the other can be very interesting.

 

The 6th hole, a reachable par 4, needs a well struck tee shot to avoid the two deep bunkers guarding the landing area. The green sits below the fairway and is not visible from the landing area so you must trust your distance.

 

The par 3, 7th hole’s enormous green falls off on all sides. The green is contoured so most shots roll to the spine in the middle providing a great chance for birdie.

 

The dramatic par 4, 8th hole has a wide fairway with humps and bumps. The approach shot is over two small arroyos to a green with a pot bunker in the front and another in the rear.

 

The green sitting on the par 5, 9th hole is unique and spectacular. An arroyo runs along the right side of the hole until it crosses in front of the green, which sits high up in a natural amphitheater with vertical rock faces on three sides.

 

Tees and green on the par 4, 10th hole sit on ridges above the fairway which has a series of bunkers demanding caution. The approach is uphill to a green that slopes from front to back.

 

The par-5, 11th hole has a lake running along the right and a large bunker to the left. Unreachable in two shots, a serpentine bunker runs up to the front of the green which falls off on both sides.

 

Deceptive from the tees, the par 4, 12th hole looks like you are teeing off to a ribbon of green grass. The green sits higher than the fairway atop a sheer rock face.

 

The toughest of the par 3s, the 13th hole requires an accurate tee shot across a deep arroyo to a green that is canted to the right.
A medium par 5, the 14th hole doglegs sharply to the right and then 90 degrees back to the left. The green is extremely long and narrow and guarded by a pot bunker to the right.

 

The downhill par 3, 15th hole appears menacing from the tee with an arroyo in front and the green tucked into the hillside. The slopes coming of the sides and back of the green kick the errant shot back into the green.

 

The par 4, 16th hole plays tricks on your mind. From the tee you can see the green but in the fairway two rock outcroppings pinch the fairway which appears to have no landing area. Surprisingly, a large area is there to set up an approach shot that is similar to the tee shot. The partially hidden green is popped up and falls off on all sides.

 

Two-thirds of the green on the par 3, 17th hole is obscured by a large mound containing a few pot bunkers and hide a left flag position. Players select the pot bunkers as their aim position and trust their shot. It’s exciting for players to drive up to the 17th green and see how close they are to the hole.

 

The par 5, 18th hole is reachable. The first landing area is very wide but guarded by a long cavernous bunker. The second landing area and the run up to the green are protected by two more bunkers but there is room to work a shot to the putting surface. This finishing hole offers a good opportunity to finish your round on a high note.

 

The Hacienda is the heart of the Blackstone Country Club community with a 30,000 square foot clubhouse designed by internationally famed architect Bing Hu. The Hacienda was designed with exposed wood beams, brick, stone and stucco to create a natural Old World atmosphere with a decidedly luxurious feel.



 

The 17 acre Hacienda complex offers a variety of amenities tailored for all ages of the members family including fine and casual dining in a number of venues, a 3,000 square foot fitness center with high-tech training equipment and classes, a Pilates and yoga center and a massage suite.

 

The aquatic center includes a resort-style pool with private cabanas and a fire pit for those looking for cool relaxation; a six-lane lap pool for the club’s more athletic swimmers, and a separate children’s pool and play area designed to delight the club’s youngest members. A pool house, with an outdoor kitchen, is the perfect place for private parties or events day or night.

 

Lighted tennis courts, private event lawns and gardens are more highlights of the Hacienda site. A state of the art practice facility, expert instruction for members of all ages and abilities, and a warm and gracious staff make membership a pleasure.

 

Blackstone Country Club members enjoy a full calendar of golf and social events. In addition to the annual Club Championship, golf events such as the Wild Donkey Men’s Invitational and Mustang Ladies’ Invitational, both named for native donkeys and horses found on the Blackstone property, have been added to the busy golf events schedule.

 

Developed by Shea Homes, Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings, the Blackstone Country Club was designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2009 for demonstrating a strong commitment to its environmental program and maintaining a high degree of environmental quality. This includes providing a sanctuary for wildlife including mule deer, badgers, bobcats, prairie dogs, chipmunks, wild donkeys and bird species.

 

Blackstone Country Club offers a variety of very attractive golf and social membership plans. For more information see the directory in the back of the book.





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