Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Rancho Mirage, California
By Roger Cox, Editor
Set in the heart of Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has recently undergone an major renovation under new owners KSL (which also owns La Costa Resort & Spa). The 240-acre property has one of the largest tennis complexes in the Palm Springs area, with 25 hard courts. In addition there is an upgraded 20,000-square-foot spa, 27 holes of golf, three swimming pools enhanced by a 100-foot waterslide and pop jets, several restaurants and lounges, and 41,000 square feet of meeting space. Its guests rooms occupy a series of 30 two-story casitas around lakes and gardens. All have French doors opening onto outdoor patios.
The tennis is a shuttle ride or 10-minute walk from the hotel at the country club. Kevin Connolly of Peter Burwash International directs its operations. He played for Coastal Carolina College in South Carolina and then joined PBI immediately after graduating. Posted here in the early 1990s, he returned as director in 1999. The weekly roster includes game matching, daily clinics, social round robins, and Cardio tennis supplemented by junior clinics and special events over major holidays.
Pro Shop: 760-837-2343
Rates and Reservations
See the website for current rates during the period you want to travel.
41-000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Web Link: Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
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.