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  • 13 hard courts

  • 3 Har-Tru clay courts

  • 2 grass courts

  • 8 pickleball courts

  • 884 renovated guest rooms including 101 suits 

  • 36-holes of championship golf 

  • 18-hole miniature putting course

  • 235,000 sq ft of event space

  • 10 dining outlets

  • JW Entertainment Zone arcade

  • 38,000 sq ft Spa at Desert Springs 

  • Electric boat tours 

  • 5 outdoor pools




At Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa, an exciting oasis playground welcomes you with sun-washed beauty. Here 36 holes of demanding golf and a 20-court Lawn and Tennis Club with hard, clay and grass courts test your best shots. Five invigorating pools and whirlpools and a sandy sunning beach invite you to relax and rejuvenate while the Desert's most impressive 38,000 square foot European-style ultra spa offers a world of indulgences. The 884 guest rooms and 51 suites are as luxurious as they are comfortable and five outstanding restaurants cater to every taste. You'll be welcomed to an uncommon level of service and a huge open-air lobby where waterfalls flow and boats wait to escort you through the resort's extensive waterway.


The PBI tennis program here regularly ranks among the top in the world including most recently #3 Tennis Resort in the World by (2016),'s Eight Most Luxurious Tennis Resorts in the World (2106) and Gourmet Magazine's list of Top Five Tennis Resorts.


74-855 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260


  • Private and Semi-Private Lessons

  • Tennis For Life Clinics

  • Player Matching

  • USTA Leagues and Events

  • Junior Programs

  • Social and Competitive Tournaments

  • The PBI Tennis Show

  • Corporate Programs




Jim Leupold has been director of tennis at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for 32 years and has worked at Desert Springs for 36 years. In that time Jim has been named Most Improved PBI Professional, PBI Professional of the Year twice as well as the resort’s Hospitality Manager of the Year. The tennis facility and program have been ranked in the world’s top 10 for 14 straight years and in the top 5 in the world for “Instruction & Tennis Programming,” also for the past 13 years. For more than a decade, Jim was one of the on-court instructional leaders at PBI annual meetings. In 2000, Jim and then fellow PBI Professional Dan Aubuchon rallied the same ball without missing for 15,848 shots – no misses and no breaks for 8 hours and 52 minutes. At Midwestern State University in 1985, Jim was named the school’s first Academic All-American as well as being ranked in the top 50 in the country in NAIA competition. Jim hails originally from Deming, NM, where he and his four older brothers all played tennis.

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