Blackstone Country Club Reaches New Membership High

PEORIA, Ariz. (May 30, 2013)- Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located within the 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan in Peoria has doubled its membership over the past 12 months, reinforcing the value of the exclusive private country club experience featuring the magnificent Blackstone golf course, Hacienda clubhouse, resort-style amenities and year-round activities for the entire family.

Over the past 12 months, Blackstone Country Club sold 100 new memberships totaling 213 members, an 88.5% increase. Since January 2013, 43 new memberships and 28 upgrades to full golf equity memberships were achieved.

Blackstone Country Club’s clubhouse, a casual home away from home is situated between the ninth and 10th holes of the majestic golf course. Recreational venues with family-friendly activities and events include Kids Kamp, junior golf, swim instruction, Summer Fest, a wine club, monthly themed barbeques, stargazing, cooking classes and specialty wine and beer dinners.

Guests can enjoy golf on the extraordinary Jim Engh designed private golf course, Golf Digest’s first “Architect of the Year” and four-time Golf Digest national award winner. The Sonoran desert course was recently ranked No. 4 “Best Private Golf Courses” by Ranking Arizona and features dramatic terrain with sheer rock faces and a series of black volcanic stone that also feature varied elevations on every hole, panoramic mountain views, stately saguaros and an abundance of desert wildlife.

Fine and casual dining is offered for lunch and dinner in the 30,000-square-foot Blackstone Country Club including the formal dining room with a comfortable luxurious atmosphere, a wine room with private area for tastings, and the festive outdoor patio and bar offering spectacular views of the Blackstone golf course, stunning desert vistas and gently sloped Sonoran foothills.

“This is quite an achievement for Blackstone Country Club to double its membership in the past year, especially during a challenging economy,” said Bill Griffon, general manager for Blackstone Country Club. “We take great pride in this accomplishment for the award-winning country club and remain committed to keeping it a special experience for existing and new members.

“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. Signature entrĂ©es include roasted pork loin with fresh Cuban bread and pan roasted Pacific halibut with roasted poblano Nantucket sauce. The gourmet menu also features all prime meats resembling cuts used in a high-end steakhouse.

Designed by renowned Scottsdale architect Bing Hu, Blackstone Country Club features a spectacular second-level 3,000-square-foot 24-hour fitness center with windows offering desert mountain views while working out on high-tech cardiovascular training equipment, weight machines and participating in aerobic/wellness classes.

Resort amenities of the club also include four lighted tennis courts, lush play lawns for picnicking and games, golf shop, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for family gatherings and weddings, wine lockers, dry cleaning and car wash services.

Equity golf, non-equity golf and social memberships are available at Blackstone.Country Club. Membership to the club is separate from real estate purchase.

About Blackstone at Vistancia

Blackstone at Vistancia is a 590-acre private, gated community offering a selection of luxury new homes by premier builders and custom homesites situated within the natural desert setting. Featuring a private guard-gated entrance, a neighborhood park and access to the 3.5 mile Discovery Trail, Blackstone at Vistancia welcomes neighborly experiences and natural desert exploration.

About Vistancia

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. A second community entrance and exit is available, providing both north and south access. 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 membership information, contact Helen Doney at [email protected] or 623-707-8700. For more information about Vistancia visit or call 623-933-6233