The Original Palm Desert Resort

Shadow Mountain Resort & Club ® was the first all-inclusive resort in Palm Desert, California. Today, this historic resort remains nestled into the heart of Palm Desert. Every guest experiences amazing amenities, the best location, and world-class tennis.

Private Retreat with a Vibrant Location

With breathtaking views of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains, Shadow Mountain Resort & Club ® has the feel of a private retreat. Yet it’s within walking distance of  El Paseo, a mile-long boulevard of upscale shops, art galleries, and international restaurants in the center of Palm Desert.


Classic Figure-8 Pool, Spectacular Spas, and a Famous Tennis Academy

Shadow Mountain Resort & Club ® offers a signature figure-8 swimming pool (360,000 gallons of water), one of the largest in the desert. There’s also a large whirlpool spa, a men’s & ladies saunas and fitness studio, and sixteen tennis courts (including six lighted courts, and three clay), home to the highly acclaimed Desert Tennis Academy. View our resort map here.

Additional resort amenities include bicycle rentals, a variety of meeting spaces, and great dining choices – including the Top of the Courts Café & Bar and Corner Bar & Grill for courtside and poolside cocktails and food.

70 Years of Exceptional Service and Authentic Quality

One of the first resorts in the entire desert, Shadow Mountain Resort & Club ® opened in the late 1940s. Attracted by the relaxed atmosphere, ideal location and consistently attentive service, many have made this a popular destination ever since. In fact, some of our guests today are second and third generation “regulars”. We’d love to count you among them.

Discover for yourself what makes Shadow Mountain such a special place for families, friends and tennis enthusiasts.

Check out our beautiful studios, condos and villas and book your room today!