November 2014 – Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©, the private club division of Troon, the world’s leader in third-party golf management, development and marketing has recently been selected to manage Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located in the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.
Surrounded by the dramatic natural vistas of the Sonoran desert, Blackstone Country Club offers its members an unparalleled lifestyle experience for the entire family, complete with an awe-inspiring clubhouse designed by renowned Scottsdale architect Bing Hu of H&S International and an award-winning golf course. Located in Peoria, approximately 30 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix, Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia features a 30,000- square-foot, Hacienda-style clubhouse, home to casual and formal dining, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, lighted tennis courts for recreational and tournament play, resort-style pool with private cabanas, lap pool and children’s play area. The Jim Engh-designed championship golf course was voted the “#2 Private Golf Course in Arizona” this year by Ranking Arizona Magazine.
“We selected Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© to manage the prestigious Blackstone Country Club due to their superb success and long history of managing premium private golf and country clubs throughout the country,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia. “Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© is an ideal partner to elevate the club to new levels of hospitality, which aligns with our vision for the club and ensures the finest quality experience for membership. We are extremely excited about the future of Blackstone Country Club.”
Blackstone Country Club offers several membership options including equity golf, non-equity golf and social memberships along with junior golf and corporate memberships. Residence in Blackstone or Vistancia is not required for club membership.
“Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia offers the very best in country club lifestyle and an ultimate golf experience,” said Jim McLaughlin, senior vice president, Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© operations. All of us within Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© are truly excited about this marvelous opportunity to engage the club with our management principles, supporting the Blackstone Country Club team and serving the membership there, further elevating the stature of this magnificent property.”
Over the past 20 years, Jim Engh and his golf course design team have constructed award-winning facilities throughout the world, and are recognized for their unique creativity, efficient construction costs and has received some of golf’s most prestigious honors. Blackstone Country Club earned high praise from Golf Digest, voted #20 in “Best in the State” of Arizona in 2007 and #22 in 2009 while earning a 27th ranking from Golfweek in 2007 for “Best New Courses.”
“We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© brings to our members for strengthening our culture of hospitality, enhancing our level of service and the private club experience,” said Bill Griffon, general manager of Blackstone Country Club. “An immediate enhancement to full membership will bring reciprocal access to more than 60 world-class private golf clubs through the Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© Privilege program, as well as preferred rates of up to 50 percent off at resort and daily fee clubs around the globe through the Troon Advantage program – helping to position Blackstone Country Club as part of a premier private golf club family rather than a stand-alone club.”
For more information on Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, visit www.BlackstoneCountryClub.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon PrivÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© (private) properties located in 34 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. For more information, visit www.TroonGolf.com and www.TroonPrive.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.
About Blackstone Country Club
Situated in the heart of the private, gated community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Blackstone Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course designed by Jim Engh is a visual delight created around dramatic terrain featuring elevation changes on every hole, panoramic mountain views, majestic saguaros and an abundance of desert wildlife. Blackstone Country Club delivers a myriad of first-class amenities and the highest in guest experiences and lifestyle to its members. The 30,000-square-foot Hacienda-style clubhouse was designed by internationally distinguished Scottsdale architect, Bing Hu of H&S International and 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 style and elegance. Intimate courtyards with outdoor fireplaces welcome members to an outdoor great room overlooking the desert and spectacular mountain range. Additionally, the clubhouse features a second level 3,000-square-foot, 24-hour fitness center with high-tech training equipment, a pilates and yoga movement studio, and massage suite; a resort-style pool with private cabanas; a six-lane lap pool; a separate children’s pool; and four lighted tennis courts for accommodating casual and tournament play. Members enjoy fine and casual dining 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. For more information of Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, call 623-707-8700 or visit www.BlackstoneCountryClub.com.
The Lavidge Company
for Blackstone Country Club
480-998-2600, Ext 551