(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Scott Heideman has been named general manager of Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, the premier private country club located within the 7,100-acre master planned community of Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona.
Heideman comes to Blackstone Country Club from a long career with Troon Golf where he spent the past 25 years in golf operations and management. He began his career at the award-winning Troon North Golf Club as head professional and director of golf. In 1997, Heideman opened the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale as the general manager/area managing director of the upscale 36-hole facility, overseeing golf operations, food and beverage and agronomy staff. He has also served as general manager/operations and transitions for Troon’s corporate management team and served as the interim general manager of six golf courses managed by Troon Golf.
He is a 21-year Class A member of The PGA of America and Troon Golf certified instructor and served as the Chairperson for the Talking Stick Board of Directors representing the enterprise for the SRPMIC Indian Community.
Heideman will be responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the private Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia featuring an award-winning golf course designed by Jim Engh, Golf Digest’s first “Architect of the Year” and an expansive 30,000-square-foot Hacienda-style clubhouse with a 24-hour, 3,000-square-foot fitness center, casual and fine dining, three resort-style pools with children’s play area and lighted tennis courts, and member events and services.
“Blackstone Country Club is the crown jewel of the West Valley and I am truly honored to serve as a leader for this exclusive and private country club,” said Heideman.
“We’re especially pleased to have Scott Heideman join Blackstone Country Club and know that we will benefit greatly from his Troon experience aligned with our management partner of Troon Privé, the world’s leader in third-party golf management and development,” said Mark Hammons, vice president/general manager of Vistancia.
The Blackstone Country Club golf course has also been awarded by Links Magazine among America’s premier courses and Travel + Leisure Golf listed it as one of the Top 100 golf communities in the country, calling the Blackstone golf experience “a visual, visceral joyride of a golf course.” Golf Digest magazine has consistently ranked the course in its ‘Best in State’ since its opening.
A standout private, luxury golf club including year-round activities for the entire family, Blackstone Country Club sits in the Sonoran mountains amidst a vast desert landscape of majestic Saguaro cacti, Palo Verde trees and mountain formations, featuring a series of black volcanic stones dotted along its magnificent desert golf course.
Members enjoy year-round activities offering engaging and unique experiences for every member of the family including golf tournaments, gourmet wine dinners, cooking classes, junior golf, swim instruction, personal and group fitness programs, dining events, stargazing, holiday gatherings and kids’ camps.
Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, and the world’s leader in third-party golf management, development and marketing is the manager of Blackstone Country Club.
Blackstone Country Club is located within the private, gated community of Blackstone at Vistancia in Peoria. Take Loop 303 to the Lone Mountain Parkway (exit 127). Visit www.blackstonecountryclub.com for more information.