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Diplomat Beach Resort

Hollywood, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club
Courtesy Diplomat Tennis Club

At 39 stories and 998 rooms, the Diplomat Beach Resort is an imposing presence on on Hallandale Beach near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. With 209,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel obviously caters to large convention groups, though if you add the beach, a 30,000-square-foot spa, a shopping and entertainment complex, and access to the tennis and golf at the nearby country club, there's a lot for vacationers as well.

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Former college player Jay Broadbent heads up the program. He was recently joined by former touring pro Dean Goldfine, whose title is Master Pro, Together with a roster of three other pros, they lure players to the courts on a daily basis, with private lessons to be sure, but also a weekly roster of drill sessions (daily), Cardio tennis, round robins beginner clinics, evening clinics (followed by open play), as well as live ball drills and a men's night. Most crucial for hotel guests, however, is their conscientious game-matching that draws on a stable of local members. They also custom-design programs for convention groups, teams, or anyone else. There's also an after-school junior program and a summer junior program, both open to the children of guests.
Courts & Fees. 10 Har-Tru courts, 6 of them with lights. Court fees: $30/person/day.

Ratings

(4 Reviewers)
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4½-Ball Rating Tennis Staff
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4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
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Cuisine
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Ratings

(4 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
5-Ball Rating Cuisine
2½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
3½-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4-Ball Rating

Other Recreation

Beach. A magnificent beach borders the towering Diplomat hotel.

Golf Courses. The country club has an 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course notable for having four par-5s, including one at 570 yards that ranks as one of the longest in South Florida.

Spa & Fitness Center. The hotel has a full service spa overlooking the ocean and a well-equipped fitness center accessible 24 hours a day.

And ... the amenities of the Diplomat include its spectacular bridged swimming pools (one running N-S the other two-floors above it running E-W and spilling into the pool below). The country club borders a 48-slip marina, in case you'd like to arrive by boat, and there is a puzzle-piece-shaped swimming pool and Jacuzzi at one end of the clubhouse.

Children's Programs

The beachfront hotel operates a Diplomat Kids Club for children ages 5 to 12.

Lodging

With 1,000 rooms and suites in a tower rising 39 stories, the Diplomat offers a variety of layouts and perspectives. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all of them make the most of those views, whether it's straight out at the ocean or west across the IntraCoastal Waterway.

Restaurants

There are more than half a dozen dining options at the Diplomat Beach Resort, ranging from a poolside grill to a sushi bar, spa cafe, and steakhouse. Over at the country club, The Links Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch.

See Also

If you're looking for a large beachfront hotel along the Florida coast with golf, tennis, and spa, also check out:

Rates and Reservations

Visit the website for current rates

Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019
954-602-6000
Toll-free: 855-689-2911
Fax: 954-602-7000
Web Link: Diplomat Beach Resort


Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round, though the main tennis season runs from October through April

Travel Instructions. The nearest airport is Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International in Ft. Lauderdale, just under 10 miles away.

General Tourist Information. For general information about vacationing in this part of Florida, contact the Great Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800 22-SUNNY or visit their website www.sunny.org.

©2017 Roger Cox


PBI Camps-Naples Grande


Four Seasons Nevis

Enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation, your way, at Four Seasons Resort Nevis with the new Nevis My Way package with daily breakfast for two and USD 100 daily Resort Credit. Use your credit to perfect your game on the court with tailored lessons with a Pro, participate in weekly clinics or reserve court times. Guests can also indulge at the spa, on the Golf Course, in five gourmet restaurants, and more. For reservations, please call 869-469-6238 or visit www.fourseasons.com/nevis



Ratings

(4 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4½-Ball Rating Instruction
4½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
5-Ball Rating Cuisine
2½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
3½-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4½-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
4½-Ball Rating Game Matching
4½-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4½-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4-Ball Rating


Your Call

Here's what others have had to say about Diplomat Beach Resort.

  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—M.W., Int., April 2014
  • 3½-Ball Rating "Nice place. Beautiful pools. Beach is okay. Golf and tennis short shuttle ride away. Clay courts. Nice facilities. Lights at night."—D.W., Adv. Int., April 2013
  • 4-Ball Rating ""—G.G., Int., March 2010
  • 4-Ball Rating "I had the best tennis lesson I've ever had with Jay at the tennis center. If in Miami, take a lesson with Jay. He is the best."—M.W.,  September 2009

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©2017 Roger Cox