Address: 12575 W. Golf Club Drive
Peoria, Arizona 85383
General Manager: Scott Mattiello, PGA
Course Designer/Architect: Gary Panks
Head Golf Professional: Bran Howard, PGA
Head of Instruction & Player Development: Scott Foster
Food & Beverage General Manager: Mark Nelson
Superintendent: Curt Walloch
About This Course:
18 Holes of Championship Golf
Managed by BlueStar Resort & Golf
Par 72 – 7,291 yards from the tips
Rating/Slope: 73.6/135; 72.1/128; 70.6/124; 69.6/122; 68.8/120; 75.2/137; 66.6/113; 71.9/127
By Nancy Howard, Editor/Publisher Arizona Golfer
One of the most exceptionally enjoyable, as well as challenging golf destinations in the Valley of the Sun, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, is always one our team plans on spending a full day at when golfing. Due to the beautiful sunsets, surroundings, peacefulness and outstanding dining options at the newly remodeled V’s Taproom with patio seating, why not? Great golf course, great practice areas, great breakfasts, lunch, and dinner offerings, great service and great value makes for one marvelous golf experience in Arizona.
Tucked in the residential resort community of Trilogy at Vistancia is Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, the only golf facility in Arizona to earn Golf Digest's Coveted 5-Star designation. Others judged to be of the same caliber include Bethpage Black, Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, TPC Sawgrass, and Spyglass Hill.
Designed by renowned golf course architect Gary Panks, the championship course draws upon distinctive land features and a backdrop of stunning Arizona scenery, with more than 70 pronounced and transitional bunkers, lush fairways surrounded by indigenous trees, cacti and a wide variety of native grasses and flowering plants, plus water features throughout.
The Club offers a large practice facility with driving range, putting and chipping areas as well as an outstanding clubhouse hosting the well-appointed pro shop and the newly remodeled V’s Taproom.
Hole #6 – par 4, 373 yards from the tips: Blind shot from the tee box and plenty of trouble for a go for it shot towards the dogleg right. Best results with a straightaway shot short of the bunkers on the left. That makes your second shot straightaway to a small and narrow elevated green protected by bunkers on left and right as well as bunker on back right. Don’t let yardage fool you, this is a challenging hole to think through…before your tee shot.
Hole #18 – par 5, 560 yards from the tips: One of the best finishing holes in the state! Tee shot needs to stay left center as the fairway rolls toward the rushing stream on the right that runs the length of the fairway. Protected by deep bunkers in front and back, the green can surprise you since it is narrow, if your approach shot is long, due to unseen water in the back. It’s just an excellent challenging finish to your round and a beautiful hole to behold.
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia offers a variety of options for the avid golfer. Opportunities include Unlimited Play packages, Flex Pass options and special pricing on daily-fee tee times for Arizona residents. And, for Singles, great tee times are often challenging to attain, but single players can now play with a reserved time.
Introducing V's Taproom, Vistancia's Neighborhood Hang! Shea Homes completed construction featuring a new design, new furniture, new menu, additional large flatscreen TV’s, more than double the number of beers on tap, and a management team focused on creating a unique and exciting way to relax, dine and just hang out.
V's Taproom offers a new, all-day menu with items covering a broad price range. Food is prepared using more locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and includes favorites like burgers, salads and pizzas complemented by signature drinks and starters. AZG Editor’s note: Be sure to try the Millionaire Burger (outstanding!) and the best Rueben we’ve ever had the pleasure to present to our palettes!! The menu is full of delicious surprises that will delight everyone’s taste buds.
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia is located in Peoria, Arizona, and is proud to be among the network of Shea Homes-owned golf facilities throughout the American West. Operated by BlueStar Resort and Golf, the Club offers guests an exceptional golf experience each and every day.
If you’re looking for the best value in the state, as well as an exceptional round of golf with a country club atmosphere, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia will definitely deliver. It truly earns its 5-Star destination status and is on Arizona Golfer’s “Must Play” list!
By by Alice and Danny Scott
General Manager : Greg Ellis
Course Architect: Gary Panks
Par 72 – 7291 yards from the tips
Slope/Rating: 73.9/134; 72.2/129; 70.5/125; 68.9/120; 75.6/144; 72.2/128
12575 W. Golf Club Drive
Happy Valley Road off I17 leads golfers to a happy place, through the grand entrance of Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia. Waterfalls cascade over the high stone walls, surrounded by gorgeous blooms in every shade. Inside, the green grass and cheerful staff invite you to check in at the clubhouse, and proceed to the practice facility where a pyramid of balls awaits your warm up swings. The adjacent chipping/putting green transitions you to the first hole where a starter such as Wayne prepares you with info and strategy for a successful round.
Fairways throughout the course are guarded by native prairie grass where chipmunks frolic on a sunny day but where you do not want your balls to stray. It is not as thick as when the course first opened, so you have a better chance of spotting your ball if you err and playing it where it lies. Search the clumps if not readily apparent, or you can institute the safe local rule of dropping at entry point and take a penalty stroke. The fairways are wide enough to avoid the rough, but watch the slopes for your ideal landing area.
While the prairie grass gives the impression of a Midwest course, you are obviously not in Kansas anymore when you view some of the magnificent Arizona scenery in the distance, or when you have a mystery ball disappear in the contrasting mesquite trees.
Hole #3, par 4, 416 yards – The number one handicap hole of the course has a split fairway. It requires a layup shot of 250 yards. Too big of a drive will slope into the wash with no chance of recovery. Too short will leave one with a 200 yard carry to the heavily bunkered green. This hole requires a lot of thought, so play to your strengths.
Hole #9, par 5, 509 yards – This is the best of the par 5’s for birdie consideration. A long drive will set up a chance to reach the large and receptive green in two. The fairway is framed by bunkers and prairie grass on the left side, sloping slightly downhill to the waste area. The uphill green is guarded by front left and back right sand bunkers. Even a layup will produce an opportunity for a bird, making this an equalizing finishing hole for all players on the front nine.
Hole #14, par 5, 564 yards – An uphill fairway drive with adequate bunkers left and right will test the risk of going for the green in two. A large sand bunker front left will save a short shot, but anything long will be swimming in the small surrounding lake that is hidden from view on the right side by trees and mounding.
Hole #18 par 5, 560 yards – This is one of the best finishing holes of any course in the Valley. A prairie dune jutting on the left side challenges hitters to blast a big drive over to avoid the sloping of the fairway to the right. Too far right and you better have your canoe as the entire fairway is lined by a wide stream, although a bit of rough on the edge can save a slow roll from drinking deep. Surrounding water and sand make this a target green, entertaining the onlookers from the 19thhole patio of the Verde Grill. After the round, you will want to stop at said Verde Grill, with ample seating inside or out, to enjoy the great food and libations as well as the show of the next golfers on the green.
Gary Panks’ brilliant design makes this course challenging but fun to play. In fact, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia is one of only 23 courses nationwide that received Golf Digest’s 5 star rating. That is reason enough to check it out. The price compared to the east side is another reason to play. In the few years of operation, the neighborhood has matured with housing, shopping and amenities. Many of the fairways on the course are now lined with homes, large and small, that are all impeccably maintained with beautiful landscaping and inviting patios. You get a warm sense of community. Once you try it, you may want to buy it. And if you do, now is the time.