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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Rancho Mirage, California

By Roger Cox, Editor

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, Calfornia
Courtesy Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Set in the heart of Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley, the 240-acre Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has one of the largest tennis complexes in the Palm Springs area, with 25 hard courts. When Omni bought the resort in 2014, it doubled down on that asset by bringing in Cliff Drysdale Tennis to manage the on-court operations. Tennis thus ranks as a significant lure at a resort with an abundance of other amenities to recommend it, among them 27 holes of golf, a 20,000-square-foot spa, and a kid-friendly water park called "Splashtopia." All of this is within easy reach of its guest rooms, which occupy some 30 two-story casitas—all have French doors opening onto outdoor patios—arrayed around lakes and gardens behind the historic main hotel building and its pool, a Hollywood hangout in the 1950s.

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Pro Shop: 760-837-2342

The courts is a shuttle ride or pleasant 10-minute walk from the hotel at the country club. Cliff Drysdale Tennis has installed Jerome Millet to direct. Prior to his appointment here, he had played on the professional circuit in France, taught at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas, and been part of the Cliff Drysdale Touring Team.
At Rancho Las Palmas his goal has been "to create programs to bring people to the hotel for tennis." There are clinics and drills every morning, but he has also focused a two-day and three-day camps, drawing individuals, couples, and small groups. These three-hour camps consist of two hours of group instruction each day supplemented by a private lesson. Those wanting more can take advantage of their game arranging service—a major focus, though they do charge $25 for the service, though that does include your court fee—either with guests or local members, the latter of whom number about 200 in high season. During spring break and over the major holidays, he adds junior activities, including camps. There are Drysdale Ladies' Retreats during selected weeks of the year, and many special events surrounding the BNP Paribas tournament in the spring. It also hosts several national championships each year. A raised patio off the pro shop and above the sunken stadium court guarantees a crowd of tennis players hanging out, especially during the mornings.
Courts & Fees. There are 25 hard courts, one of them a sunken stadium court with terraced seating on both sides. Eight of the courts have lights. The pro shop itself is pretty minimalist, with basic accessories and not much more, though there is a swimming pool and spa at one end. The adjacent golf clubhouse has a bar and restaurant. Court Fees: $25/hour (free from June 1-Sept. 30 for registered guests).

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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41-000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Toll-free: 888-444-6664
Web Link: Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round, though most appealing from October to May.

General Tourist Information. Visit the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention & Visitors Authority website or contact them at 69-930 Hwy. 111, Suite 201, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Phone: 760-770-9000 or 800-967-3767 or Fax: 760-770-9001.

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