The 1979 Congoleum Classic was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 4th edition of the Indian Wells Masters and was part of the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix. It was played at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California in the United States and was held from February 12 through February 18, 1979.
Roscoe Tanner defeated Brian Gottfried 6–4, 6–2 
- It was Tanner's 1st title of the year and the 26th of his career.
Gene Mayer / Sandy Mayer defeated Cliff Drysdale / Bruce Manson 6–4, 7–6 
- It was Gene Mayer's 1st title of the year and the 8th of his career. It was Sandy Mayer's 1st title of the year and the 20th of his career.