The 1978 American Airlines Tennis Games was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the third edition of the Indian Wells Masters and was part of the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix. The tournament was played at the Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, California in the United States and held from February 13 through February 19, 1978. Roscoe Tanner won the singles title.
Roscoe Tanner defeated Raúl Ramírez 6–1, 7–6
- It was Tanner's 2nd title of the year and the 24th of his career.
Raymond Moore / Roscoe Tanner defeated Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan 6–4, 6–4
- It was Moore's 1st title of the year and the 5th of his career. It was Tanner's 1st title of the year and the 23rd of his career.