Discovery Land Company has set an unchartered course in the racing world with the debut of The Thermal Club – the world’s premiere, luxury motorsports club. In addition to 4.5 miles of exclusive members-only racetrack, the facilities include an amenity-loaded clubhouse and personal garage villas for trackside entertaining complete with observation decks, even fire pits and splash pools.
An oasis in the Palm Springs desert, The Thermal Club offers all of the elements of a life well-lived. The luxurious atmosphere notwithstanding, The Thermal Club has at its core an unrivaled racing facility. Designed by Alan Wilson, one of the preeminent designers of tracks today, the track offers speedy straightaways with challenging curves. Three independent courses are available with 21 plus configurations, and a Kart Track features 2 independent courses.
The Timing and Control Tower features a world-class parts center for both modern and vintage performance cars. A driving simulator room, tuning shop manned by a Club mechanic to oversee maintenance and repairs, trackside garage for fueling, washing and detailing services and an oversized shop for restoration projects, speak to those with a passion for performance driving, restoring, collecting and racing cars and motorcycles. Thermal also offers its members one of the most unique private driving instruction centers in the world where they can avail themselves of one-on-one or group sessions, open lapping sessions or full wheel-to-wheel racing with other members and staff.
Thermal Club members are offered exclusive privileges that are the signature of Discovery Land Company properties and are equally attractive to non-driving guests. The Grille under the guidance of Executive chef Armando is a destination-worthy dining experience and members can enjoy it’s fare in their villas or work with the restaurant’s staff to cater private parties and dinners. Personal concierges will also attend to provisioning member villas prior to arrival, making dinner reservations, or more elaborate event services. The Thermal Club’s dedicated, five-star caliber staff will do whatever it takes to get guests on the track or help them take advantage of everything Palm Springs has to offer, whether it is private jet chartering, booking off-site golf tee times, even handling secretarial needs.
The member’s service model at The Thermal Club has never been contemplated in the motorsports world. By invitation only, membership is limited to owners of garage lots or Garage Villas that are one of the hallmarks of this exclusive racing enclave. Private Garage Villas in understated Spanish Revival and contemporary designs enable members to maximize their desert driving experience with an upper level deck that overlooks the track like an outdoor living room and interior space with a kitchen, great room, luxury bathroom suites and a private den.
Villas can be provided turnkey or members can opt to design completely custom units on available garage lots.
Blending car culture and resort-style amenities seamlessly, Motorsports Village is ground zero for club life. The well-appointed Winner’s Circle, Entry Courtyard and Event Lawn, all carefully carved out of the surrounding desert, are essential nods to the Discovery Land Properties’ philosophy and goal of creating lasting memories for families.
In addition to a luxurious spa, members may also enjoy spa services in their private villa. Facilities also include a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and sports courts. A Kids Club offers younger Thermal Club members a variety of adventure and activities and retains the emphasis on the family that makes Discovery Land Company communities unique in their service offering.
So next time you are looking for fun things to do in Palm Springs or if you are seeking an exclusive membership that offers one of a kind member services and benefits, The Thermal Club Palm Springs offers you everything you’ll want from morning to night.
About Discovery Land Properties
Discovery Land Company is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based developer and operator of resort communities and private clubs in North America. Discovery Land Company was founded in the 1990s by Michael Meldman with the opening of The Estancia Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and then the Iron Horse project in Whitefish, Montana with an emphasis on family lifestyle and the establishment of Discovery’s Outdoor Pursuits programs. Discovery has since gone on to craft its brand as a developer of luxury family lifestyle clubs. Discovery’s portfolio includes 14 properties in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Texas, and North Carolina in the U.S. as well as Los Cabos, Mexico and the Abacos in the Bahamas.