Whether it's your first trip or you're a local, there is always something new to discover in the desert-like hiking, pristine parks and outdoor shopping surrounded by desert views, and of course, endless California sunshine. Best of all, the Palm Desert area is a short drive from many Southern California cities and airports. Whether a quick getaway or longer vacation, we have something for everybody. The Spa at Desert Springs features a cutting-edge fitness center to help you stay in shape during your Palm Springs getaway. Boasting over 4,000 square feet of space, our facilities include Technogym equipment, variable resistance weight training stations, treadmills, exercise bikes, a 75 foot saltwater lap pool, free weights and a variety of instructor-led fitness classes.

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The Spa at Desert Springs - Outdoor Pool

Spa Desert Springs

Our resort day spa offers a wide array of treatments, including massages, facials, and body treatments. Enjoy lunch at the Spa Bistro or relax in the saltwater pool.

Male tees off on 16th hole with mountain views

Desert Springs Golf Club

Test your golf skills on the two Ted Robinson championship courses at Desert Springs Golf Club.

Fitness center

Spa Desert Springs Fitness Center

State of the art Technogym gym equipment with movement studio


Desert Springs Tennis Club

13 Hard Courts, 3 Clay Courts, 2 Grass Courts, 8 Pickleball Courts, Private Lessons and Lawn Games

Outdoor Pool


The Springs Outdoor Pool


Towels provided


Spa Outdoor Salt-Water Pool (included in spa treatment price)

Mon-Sun: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM


Towels provided


Oasis Pools (Main, Lap, Upper)

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-10:00 PM




By all pools

Towels provided at whirlpool

Desert Springs Golf Club

The Palm Course

The Palm Course, a 6,761-yard, par 72 from the championship tees, is named after the signature Date Palm Trees that flank the fairways.

Golf in Miniature

The Greens at Desert Springs

In addition to two championship courses, our 18-hole all-natural turf putting course, complete with contoured fairways, bunkers, lakes, streams and waterfalls. Come out for an enjoyable and memorable day on the course - ideal for kids, couples, families and groups. The putting course and surrounding grounds are beautifully landscaped - with a peppering of palm trees providing plenty of shade on sunny days.

Desert Springs Golf Club

Valley Course

The Valley Course is a par-72 layout that plays 6,627 yards from the championship tees.

Golf Amenities

The expansive all-grass driving range is double-sided to allow easy access for players on both the Palm and Valley courses. All carts are equipped with GPS systems to ensure accurate yardages and graphics to assist throughout your round. Full service Golf Shop featuring top of the line men's and women's apparel and equipment. State of the art rental clubs and shoes available. Professional instruction available.

The Sand Trap & The Wedge

We conveniently offer two snack bars - each located adjacent to the first tee of both courses. Each feature shaded sitting areas and menus that include specialty sandwiches, wraps, breakfast burritos and fresh fruit. Beverage and snack carts available on each course.

Miniature Putting Course

The 18-hole all-natural turf putting course is a great family fun activity for all.

The Spa at Desert Springs
The Spa at Desert Springs
The Spa at Desert Springs
The Spa at Desert Springs

The Spa at Desert Springs

Spa Desert Springs offers an extensive treatment menu that provides special consideration to the healing ingredients and customs of the surrounding Sonoran Desert, utilizing locally harvested crops (such as citrus and dates) along with ancient healing traditions. Relax, unwind and harness the natural therapeutic benefits of the desert. Our Palm Desert spa resort features a vast 38,000-square-foot facility with 48 treatment rooms, salon, bistro, VIP suite, fitness facility and saltwater pool. 18 years of age and older.

Couples Revive Suite

Enjoy a romantic retreat featuring side-by-side 60-minute massages. Step into a bubble bath laden with minerals and enjoy cooling gel masques, then hydrate with Lavender Body Spray and a nourishing facial moisturizer. Toast to the memories with glasses of champagne while enjoying fresh seasonal fruit.

The Spa at Desert Springs - Revive Suite
The Spa at Desert Springs - Sanctuary Suite

The Spa

The newly reinvented Spa at Desert Springs boasts 38,000 square feet of space, 48 treatment rooms, a salon, yoga studio, spa bistro, VIP suite, couples' suite, fitness facilities, and a heated outdoor lap pool.

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Desert Springs Fitness Center

Enjoy working out where you will find a comprehensive range of equipment and instructor led classes to keep you energized and in shape while away from home.

Spa Bistro

The Spa Bistro

Featuring delicious, healthy cuisine - including salads, smoothies, sandwiches and sushi. Offered to guests 18 years of age and older receiving spa services.

Sanctuary Spa Suite

The 600-square-foot VIP suite is staffed by a personal butler and includes a private entrance, hydrotherapy tub in a private courtyard and another tub indoors. Groups can enjoy an exclusive spa within a spa private wing with a lounge, treatment rooms and shower areas.

The Spa at Desert Springs - Sanctuary Suite Patio

Desert Springs Tennis & Lawn Club

If tennis is your game, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is your ultimate destination. Our breathtaking facility, fabulous weather and unparalleled programming have created our one-of-a-kind reputation as an internationally acclaimed tennis utopia in Palm Desert.

World Class Facilities

Ranked the #4 Best Resort Tennis Facilities in the World, our comprehensive Peter Burwash International (PBI) tennis program has something for every skill level.

Tennis Court

Full-Service Tennis Shop

If your plane lands without your luggage—or you are just looking for the latest and greatest tennis gear—our pro shop is equipped to outfit you head-to-toe. If you need a new grip or strings, the Desert Springs Tennis Club's PBI professionals can make your racquet just like new.

On-Site Tennis Instruction

Family Lawn Games

Enjoy the sunshine while playing family lawn games at the Desert Springs Tennis Club featuring croquet, lawn bowling, badminton, horseshoes, basketball and bocce ball. $10.00 per family, per day (free with guest's payment of our hotel's resort fee). Equipment is available in the tennis shop on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Wheelchair Tennis

PBI started wheelchair tennis in 1975, and then created a program at our resort in 1989. Every week, during the traditional tennis season, our instructors conduct special clinics for wheelchair-bound tennis enthusiasts. If you or someone you know is interested in wheelchair tennis, please contact us.

Player Matching

Need a partner for a tennis game? We will make it happen! Even if it takes thirty phone calls, we will do it to find you a match. Give us at least 24-hour's notice and we will guarantee it. If we cannot find you a match, you can receive either a complimentary 30-minute private lesson or 30 minutes with our ball machine for on-court practice.

Tennis Clinics, Pricing & Features

BNP Paribas Tennis Open

The Indian Wells Masters, also known by its current sponsored name, the BNP Paribas Open, is an annual tennis tournament held in Indian Wells, California. The tournament venue is The Indian Wells Gardens. The BNP is the world's fifth largest professional tournament. Escape, enjoy, and experience world-class tennis in this state-of-the-art tennis facility. The tournament is held in annually in March.

Seasonal Events & Entertainment

Coachella Music & Arts Festival

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music, as well as installation art and sculpture. Several stages across the grounds continuously host live music. The event is held annually in April.

outdoor concert with a crowd

Stagecoach Music Festival

The Stagecoach Festival is an outdoor country music festival that is presented by Goldenvoice. The festival is located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Attend along with top country artists and newcomers! We welcome fans from all over the world. Notable performers have been Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Carry Underwood and Luke Bryan. The festival is held annually in April.

Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo takes place annually in March as the premier West Coast fashion event to showcase the newest collections by top designers and cutting edge, emerging West Coast designers. The West Coast's groundbreaking, consumer-driven fashion experience, Fashion Week El Paseo, offers a week of high-quality fashion events and entertainment for both the consumers and the fashion industry.

The Palm Springs Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is held in Palm Springs, California. Originally promoted by Mayor Sonny Bono in 1989, and then sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation, it is held annually in January. It is run by the Palm Springs International Film Society, which also runs the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, which is held in June.

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

The annual Food Wine Festival Palm Desert takes place in March. The festival gathers the brightest and most inspired chefs and culinary personalities from across the country for three extraordinary days of live cooking demonstrations, wine and craft beer seminars, and tastings from more than 50 restaurants and 70 premium wineries, spirits purveyors, and microbrewers.

People toasting glasses of wine

Nearby Activities & Attractions

Hiking Trails

Palm Desert offers a variety of trails for hiking enthusiasts, as well as those who simply love the outdoors and the rich history of Palm Desert and the Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument. Contact the Concierge for more information.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is immense, spanning nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal, during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile.  This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable, stream beds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. The individuals, both plant and animal, that inhabit the park are not individualists. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival.

The Living Desert

Experience Palm Desert's wild side at America's only zoo dedicated to the world's desert species. Imagine a land inhabited with extreme wildlife unlike any other; a place where plants need less than ten inches of yearly precipitation to survive and animals that have learned to adapt to the harshest of climates.


Sunnylands the former Annenberg Estate, located in Rancho Mirage, California, is a 200-acre estate currently run by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, a not-for-profit organization and Annenberg family trust. The property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple from 1966, when the house was completed. If you can plan ahead, you may purchase a ticket to tour the historic house and grounds or schedule a group tour for your organization, friends, or family. Visit Sunnylands Center & Gardens with no reservation or fee on Thursdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunnylands is closed July & August.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest rotating tramcar, allows you to experience a 10-minute breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon, from Valley Station's elevation of 2,643 feet to Mountain Station's elevation of 8,516 feet. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all!

World Class Shopping

In the midst of this shopper's paradise, you'll find The Gardens on El Paseo, a 200,000 square-foot ode to all things fashionable and chic. Not only is this major shopping destination replete with luxury department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and designer brands like Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton, but it's also home to some of the city's most delicious restaurants.

Acrisure Arena

The Acrisure Arena (home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds) is a 11,000-seat indoor arena that hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including live entertainment, musicians, comedians, sporting events and more! Located only 5 miles from the venue, JW Marriott Desert Springs is one of the closest resorts or hotels to the Acrisure Arena making it the perfect place to book a stay for any upcoming events.

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