Recognized as one of South Florida’s most iconic buildings, The Westin Diplomat stands out from the crowd just north of Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Inside, one great travel destination with two unique experiences. Travelers can choose beachfront surf and sand or a more intimate stay surrounded by manicured golf course greens and an indulgent full-service spa. The Diplomat Golf Course, just 2 blocks away from the main resort, has an ideal balance of mature Banyans and Royal Palm trees with fast Tif Eagle greens and rolling Bermuda 419 fairways. It is a welcome treat for novice players and a great challenge for the experts. The nearly 7,000-yards of championship golf course is managed by internationally renowned Troon Golf®. Every cart is equipped with Prolink GPS to offer game assistance and the layout of the course and also allows for food and beverage service delivered during play.
Key playing holes
Hole #2 (Par 4 – 385 yards)
The second hole of the golf course will give you a taste of what the golf course is all about. Length is not as important as placement. A narrow and short fairway will force you to keep your driver in the bag. The perfect shot will be 220 – 250 yards just to the right of the fairway bunkers. Avoid at all cost the right side of the fairway as you may encounter heavy rough and many obstructions. A medium to long iron will be needed for the second shot which must carry over water to an undulating island green. This is the signature hole… just gorgeous!
Hole #11 (Par 5 – 555 yards)
This hole faces south so most of the time the ocean breeze will push fades into the out-of-bounds right (tee to green). Aim center left of the wide fairway and you will be ok. Your second shot should be short and right of the fairway bunkers (left) This will leave you a comfortable 3rd shot to the flat green. Do not overpower this hole, play smart and you will end up with a great score.
Hole #17 (par 3 – 162 yards)
This is a difficult hole that appears to be easy on paper. Lots of distractions and a slippery green are just the right ingredients for disaster. Long and demanding, this Par-3 requires a cut tee shot to a narrow green. Shorter hitters may lay up to the left side and this will leave them a chip to the open side of the green. Club selection is essential as the right side of the green and short is a water hazard. The buildings across the street will block some of the wind but still this is a hole were you have to keep your eyes wide open. Aim in between the bunkers and take enough club, do not expect any miracles here as I seen many bogies and double bogies in a fifteen minute span.
This is just a gorgeous golf course just seconds away from the beach. Jamie West, PGA Director of Golf and Valeria Ochoa, Sales Manager and Former Big Break III contestant have teamed up and are doing an outstanding job while catering to a loyal and upscale clientele. Standards and luxury are kept very high inside this facility, The Diplomat Golf Course is a must play!
Courteous and knowledgeable staff
Great pace of play
Well maintained course manicured to perfection
World class facilities, driving range, clubhouse, etc.
Great 19th Hole
Great summer rates
Expensive during the season
Overall Rating 9.5/10