The Diplomat Country Club & Spa
|Hallandale Beach, Florida
Just west of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, The Diplomat Country Club conjures images of an elegant Italian villa: With its ornate fountains, marble accents and elegant landscaping, downtown Fort Lauderdale seems much farther than nine miles away.
Consisting of 10 clay courts -- six lighted for evening games -- and stadium seating for 1,500, The Diplomat's Tennis Center offers USPTA-certified instruction, social round-robins, competitive tournaments and clinics for every level of play; from October through April, the resort hosts popular Friday evening exhibition games featuring internationally known touring pros. In addition, a 2,500-square-foot pro shop is stocked with the latest in tennis fashions, equipment and accessories.
Off the Court
The Diplomat's 30,000-square-foot European-style spa offers all manner of massage and body treatments, as well as salon services, a steam room, sauna, whirlpools and lounges; there's also an attached fitness facility. Golfers can take advantage of the on-site Manny Zerman School of Golf, which offers individual and group instruction on the resort's lush putting and chipping greens, driving range, and Joe Lee-designed golf course managed by Troon® Golf.
Accommodations and Dining
In a picturesque pale-yellow estate, 60 guest rooms and suites boast amenities such as balconies, CD players and bathrooms with raised porcelain sinks and marble-enclosed, dual-head showers. Of the resort's dining options, highlights include Hollywood Prime, a traditional steakhouse serving dry-aged beef and more than 400 premium wine selections; The Cafe for themed buffets; and Satine, specializing in Asian-influenced cuisine and high-energy dance music.
Room rates, which vary by season, are substantially less expansive during the steamy summer months.
- Winter: Rooms start at $295/night
- Summer: Rooms start at $170/night
- Fall: Rooms start at $230/night
*Prices may vary
Westin Kids Club offers daily supervised programs for young children. The resort also offers a Wednesday-through-Saturday Junior Tennis Program and a Junior Summer Tennis Camp.
The nearest airport is Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL), 10 miles away.