Indian Wells Golf Resort Names Nicholas Leitner Director of Agronomy

(INDIAN WELLS, Ca.) – Indian Wells Golf Resort – the world-class public golf, vacation, culinary and events destination located in the picturesque Coachella Valley – announces Nicholas Leitner as its new director of agronomy.
Leitner will direct a team of dedicated golf course maintenance staff responsible for the continual elite conditions of the exceptional Celebrity and Players Courses.
Prior to joining Indian Wells Golf Resort, Leitner was head golf course superintendent and director of grounds at the exclusive Ted Robinson-designed Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. He managed the daily operations and course maintenance in addition to landscape and turf operations for the club’s homeowners association.
Previously Leitner honed his craft at Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, and as sports turf specialist with the University of Arizona athletics arounds crew. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America and the Sports Turf Managers Association. Leitner is a graduate of the University of Arizona.
“I am honored to be named director of agronomy at such an outstanding destination and can’t wait to work closely with the dedicated staff as we head into a busy fall and winter season,” says Leitner. “Indian Wells Golf Resort is situated beautifully in the Coachella Valley, and our ongoing quest is to make sure the playing conditions and course aesthetics match the stunning vistas throughout the property.”
“Nicholas has a proven track record of producing a high-caliber agronomic results here in the Coachella Valley, and we are ecstatic for him to join our team,” says Sven Wiedenhaupt, Indian Wells Golf Resort’s general manager of. “His leadership and commitment will be instrumental in ensuring our guests continue to enjoy phenomenal course conditions on our two celebrated courses.”
Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2022, the acclaimed resort features 36 holes of exceptional golf with The Celebrity and The Players layouts. The Celebrity, designed by architect Clive Clark and colloquially referred to as “Beauty,” features aesthetically pleasing water features, colorful wildflowers and narrow corridors placing an emphasis on shot making.
The John Fought-designed Players Course, or “The Beast,” is a longer, more open layout with demanding bunkering and stunning vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges. Like The Celebrity, no roads or homes disrupt the course, and each hole is designed to provide a feeling of privacy and escape in the heart of the lively Coachella Valley.
For more information about Indian Wells Golf Resort call 760.346.4653 or visit
About Indian Wells Golf Resort
Located in the picturesque Coachella Valley of Southern California, Indian Wells Golf Resort, celebrating its 36th anniversary, is a world-class public golf, vacation, culinary and events destination. The resort boasts two championship golf courses, The Players and The Celebrity layouts, which have both garnered rave reviews and played host to such prestigious events as the groundbreaking “Skins Game” featuring the greats of the game, three PGA TOUR Champions events and the GOLF Channel’s “Big Break.” In addition to the elite golf offerings, guests can enjoy award-winning cuisine and friendly service at The Vue Grille & Bar located in the resort’s spectacular 53,000-square-foot clubhouse.
Owned by the city of Indian Wells, the heralded resort is located within walking distance from four luxury area hotels making it an ideal retreat for golfers of all skill levels as well as group outings, weddings, and family getaways. The staff’s dedication to exceptional customer care combined with the stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains make visiting Indian Wells Golf Resort a truly all-encompassing experience to long savor.
For more information about Indian Wells Golf Resort call 760.346.4653 or visit