The Takeaway: Being a big fan of Jim Engh and his work, I had lofty expectations for Blackstone that unfortunately were not quite met. The club is quite nice as are the conditions, but Engh uniquely does better work with more difficult and extreme terrain than he does with the blank canvas of a desert scape. Grade C+
Designer: Jim Engh in 2005
Phone Number: (623) 707-8713
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Blackstone Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 12101 W. Blackstone Dr., Peoria, Arizona 85383
Accolades: Ranked 26th in Arizona on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Blackstone is Jim Engh first effort in Arizona that brings the desert a flair for architecture it has never seen before. The flat Peoria terrain is much tamer than the landscape that made Jim Engh famous at Sanctuary and Black Rock. The course features several small bowl bunkers and unique shaped greens. The conditioning is excellent on every part of the course and the intriguing greens bring an element of fun to every round.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 9th Hole – 555 Yard Par 5
Best Par 3: 17th Hole – 194 Yards
Best Par 4: 8th Hole – 447 Yards
Best Par 5: 9th Hole – 555 Yards
Birdie Time: 16th Hole – 354 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 11th Hole – 619 Yard Par 5