PEORIA, Ariz. (July 7, 2013)- Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located within the 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan in Peoria, has named Tom Wilcox Director of Golf.
Wilcox, a 30-year PGA Professional including a Master Professional designation, is the former general manager and director of golf at Quintero Golf Club in Peoria. Prior to joining Quintero, Tom held head golf professional positions at premier private clubs around the country including Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, Mass., John’s Island Club of Vero Beach, Fla., Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pa., Sunset Ridge Country Club of Northfield, Il. and the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“Tom is an excellent addition to the Blackstone Country Club team,” said Bill Griffon, general manager for Blackstone Country Club. “His level of professionalism, golf expertise, and most importantly, his leadership skills will elevate the golf experience for our members to a new level.”
A native of Cleveland, Wilcox began his golf career teaching courses at The College of Wooster in Ohio shortly after graduating at the college and participating in two NCAA college golf championships.
Wilcox also served PGA apprenticeships as an assistant professional at Shaker Heights Country Club in Ohio, Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois and John’s Island Club in Florida. In addition, he was recognized by the PGA of America in 1986 to become the 26th Master Professional in Golf Operations. Since its inception in 1969,Blackstone Country Club Names New Director of Golf only 333 PGA Professionals have graduated from the Master PGA Professional Program. In addition, Wilcox served as president of the Illinois PGA Foundation and is a national panel member of Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses, currently serving as co-captain for Arizona.
The Blackstone Country Club private golf course designed by Jim Engh, four-time Golf Digest national award winner, features dramatic terrain with sheer rock faces and a series of black volcanic stone. The Sonoran desert course offers varied elevations on every hole with panoramic mountain views and was recently ranked No. 3 “Best Private Golf Courses” by Ranking Arizona.
Resort amenities of the club also include a 3,000-square-foot, 24-hour fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, resort-style pool with private cabanas, and children’s play area and activities and dining. Equity golf, non-equity golf and social memberships are available at Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia. Membership to the club is separate from real estate purchase.
Vistancia is located in Peoria set amongst a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges featuring dramatic views of White Peak, Twin Buttes and the Bradshaw Mountains in pristine desert surroundings. Take Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). The Vistancia Information Center is located at the guard-gated entrance of Blackstone at Vistancia. Vistancia was recently ranked No. 4 “Best Master Planned Community Arizona” by Ranking Arizona. For more information about Blackstone Country Club membership visit www.blackstonecountryclub.com or call 623-707-8700. For Vistancia community information visit www.vistancia.com or call 623-933-6233.