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501 Diplomat Parkway
Hallandale Beach, Florida
USA 33009

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the westin diplomat country club

The elegance and service of The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa, Hallandale Beach mirrors the timeless style and grace once enjoyed at the original Diplomat on the very same site. Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Lawrence Welk and so many others dined, entertained and played golf on this historical location which is conveniently nestled between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Miami International Airports.

A beautiful South Florida retreat, The Diplomat extends world-class comfort from arrival through departure. The intimate Italian villa-styled clubhouse features 60 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with polished wood floors, traditional patterns, fine furniture and private balconies. Its 18-hole, par-72 course has been redesigned by a famed golf course architect. It boasts four par-5 holes and a unique signature island hole. Private lessons and clinics taught by our PGA pro.

The Verdict: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa's golf course location is a universe within a universe. It's located one mile from the 39-story main building and reached by hotel shuttle. The total reconstruction of Robert von Hagge's 1957 golf course from 1997 to 2000 by architect Joe Lee, makes The Diplomat of today, a true contender. It now measures 6,728 yards and offers a full-practice facility with professional instruction.

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The Westin Diplomat
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    The Diplomat Country Club
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course notes

18 holes,6,728 yards,
par 72, 72.9 rating, slope 136

Designed by:
Robert Von Hagge (1957)
Redesigned by:
Joe L. Lee (2000)

Course Opened:
Course Type/Style:
Number of Tee Boxes:
4 sets
Total Number of Sand Bunkers:
Most Memorable Hole:
No. 16
Most Challenging Hole:
No. 14
Most Challenging Hole:
No. 14
Sinature Hole:
No. 2
Acreage of Course:
155 acres
Average Size of Greens:
6,400 sq. ft.

Primary Grasses
Tif Eagle

Months Open:
January – December
High Season:

January – April

Rounds per year:

Green Fees:
Low: $89 High: $189
Walking Options:
Unrestricted Walking

General Manager:
Rick Edwards
Director of Golf:
Jamie West, PGA
Kevin Frost, GCSAA

Golf Digest 4 stars rating

5 Things You Need to Know: TPC-Myrtle Beach

By Chris King on May 4, 2010

What do you need to know about TPC-Myrtle Beach, beyond the need to bring your 'A' game? Here are five tidbits that might enhance your enjoyment of the South Strand layout.

Hit it high – Generally speaking, the greens at TPC are elevated and well bunkered, so you aren't going to have much success trying to run the ball up. Make sure you iron game is sharp and be prepared to fly numerous bunkers on your way to the green.

Tournament Tested – TPC is one of Myrtle Beach golf's biggest challenges and it has the resume to prove it. The course has hosted the PGA Senior Tour Championship, the finals of the World Amateur Handicap Championship, and every spring it hosts the General Hackler Invitational, one of the nation's best collegiate tournaments. Take the time to check out the clubhouse memorabilia.

One of a Kind – In recent years Myrtle Beach golf courses have collected honors like a kid receiving candy on Halloween, but TPC is the only course in the area to earn 5-stars in Golf Digest's prestigious "Best Places to Play" guide and one of fewer than 25 layouts in the nation to earn the distinction.

Yes, that is Dustin Johnson – Rising PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson calls TPC-Myrtle Beach home. In addition to practicing and playing at TPC, the three-time winner on tour has been known to hang around the clubhouse. Don't be shocked if you see him, but he's just one of the guys in Murrells Inlet.

That's a wild turkey, not a drink – TPC-Myrtle Beach is built on 369 acres, much of it wetlands, which means the course has plenty of breathing room and there is ample wildlife. Wild turkey roost in the swamp to the left of ninth tee and there are an abundance of deer, alligators and fox, among many other animals. Enjoy the scenery.

The 3 Best Holes at:
TPC-Myrtle Beach

By Chris King on May 4, 2010

The TPC-Myrtle Beach is one of the Grand Strand's bluebloods.

It enjoys the benefit of a premium brand, superior design (the team of Lanny Wadkins and Tom Fazio is tough to beat), and it's the home course of Dustin Johnson, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour. Throw in a bevy of national honors, and it's not hard to see why the facility is so highly regarded.

Identifying the three best holes on a course that has hosted what was then the Senior PGA Tour Championship and gets a regular workout from Johnson is a challenging task, because the candidates are plentiful. We asked course owner Chip Smith to identify the best of the best at TPC-Myrtle Beach and he complied, with an assist from Johnson.

The three best holes at TPC are:
No. 5, 158-yard, Par 3: Despite being TPC's shortest hole, the fifth is one of its most challenging, particularly from the tips where the tee shot requires a long forced carry over water. The green is wider than it is deep, so your margin for error is limited. A bunker in the right front looms for players not playing from the tips, as does a bunker in back of the green. "There is almost a false front on the front of the green," Smith said. "It's a tough little shot because the green is narrow. The right side of the green is always better than short because of the lake."

No. 17, 193-yard, par 3: The words island green and TPC have almost become synonymous because of the famed 17th at Sawgrass, and No. 17 at TPC-Myrtle Beach is a reasonable approximation. The primary differences? The 17th in Myrtle Beach is a peninsula green surrounded by water on "only" three sides and it's approximately 50 yards longer. The 17th is TPC-Myrtle Beach's signature hole and with an almost constant wind, it represents a significant challenge. "Because of the distance, I think it's a little tougher than 17 at Sawgrass," Smith says. "Now I've never stood on 17 at Sawgrass on Sunday with $1.4 million on the line either (laugh)."

No. 18, 538-yard, par 5: The 18th, with a creek running along the right side of the fairway and a large lake on the left, is Johnson's choice as the course's best. It's a classic risk-reward hole. Players that can snuggle up to the creek before it runs out to the lake can get home in two, but there is considerable risk. Half of the green is exposed to water and with the rough surrounding it shaved, it's not an easy green to hold. One person who doesn't have to worry about length is Johnson. What does one of the PGA Tour's longest hitters use to reach the green on his second shot? "Depending on which way the wind is blowing, anywhere from a 5 or 6 iron to a 3-wood," he said. For the mere mortals among us, an iron on the second shot when attempting to reach the 18th green is out of the question!

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