Cover Feature – September 2008

The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa is ideally situated between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and offers a perfect balance of timeless charm and world class services. This Mediterranean inspired gem provides an intimate and tranquil setting for its 54 richly appointed sleepingrooms and six opulent suites which reflect the décor of an elegant estate home. All are lavish in design and spacious in size. Guests can experience several exquisite on-site amenities as well as all the joys that South Florida has to offer. Enjoy a nearby historic downtown area for dining, shopping and entertainment, race tracks, casinos, famed Las Olas Boulevard and internationally renowned South Beach.

The Diplomat Golf Resort is encircled by an award winning 18-hole golf course accented mature Banyans and Royal Palm trees with manicured Tif Eagle greens and rolling Bermuda 419 which awaits the seasoned golf player and welcomes the novice. The 6,800-yard championship golf course is managed by internationally renowned Troon Golf®. Every cart is equipped with ProLink GPS to offer game assistance and the lay of the course and also allows for food and beverage service to be delivered during play. The Manny Zerman School of Golf offers private and small group lessons for the beginner as well as the experienced player. The adjacent Tennis Center, named “Court of the Year” by Tennis Industry offers 10-clay courts with six available for night play. Round-robins for singles and double players can be arranged. Clinics as well as private and semi-private instruction are offered by USPTA certified staff.

At The Spa at The Diplomat, guests can arrive and breathe in the scents of lemongrass ginger with green tea and experience the calming effects of water features and earth toned colors. The newest Signature Spa Rituals combine techniques from the West with philosophies from the East and include a Caviar Facial, 90-minutes of indulgent rejuvenation and instant youth revealing results. An infinitely appealing menu of facial and body services are offered within a soothing, welcoming environment. Refined ladies and men’s facilities offer traditional wooden lockers, lounges with steam-room, sauna and whirlpool. Daily classes are available including Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates and Step. The Fitness Center has the latest in Cybex cardio equipment, each with individual LCD televisions.

Endless options abound at The Diplomat’s sister property, the beachfront Westin Diplomat. Complimentary shuttle services provides all guests access to the Westin’s resort amenities including out door pools, cabanas and water sports Also available are six on-site dining options from formal dining at the resort’s signature seafood and steakhouse Hollywood Prime to flavors from the Asian continent at Aizia. Splash Bar & Grill is a must to experience true south Florida beachside cuisine while Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille, located on the Intracoastal Waterway will have guests go to watch their favorite teams but stay for the food and cocktails.

For more information and best available rates visit or call 888-627-7218.