100 Years of Pebble Beach: The Spa

In 2019, Pebble Beach Golf Links will celebrate its 100th birthday and host its sixth U.S. Open. To commemorate these milestones, each issue of Links Magazine and LINKSdigital between now and then will tell the unique story that is Pebble Beach.

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It isn’t only the golf courses at the Pebble Beach Resorts that earn top billing on “best” lists in their respective disciplines. The Spa at Pebble Beach is one of only 60 in the world to earn the Forbes Five-Star Award, an accolade it has earned for the past five consecutive years. Because just like a round at any of the Pebble Beach courses, a session in the spa is an experience you won’t soon forget.

The 22,000-square-foot spa—which opened in 2000 and is located next to Casa Palmero along the first and second fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links—provides treatments and services to men and women, golfers and non. Among the offerings are a selection of body treatments, massages (including some designed for golfers either before or after they play), facials, and other esthetics. The most recent addition to the facility is the California Skin Institute, which provides medical and cosmetic dermatology services, such as skin retexturing, Botox, and other state-of-the-art technologies.

The highly trained spa staff has created a number of Signature Treatments only available there. Among the favorites is The Pebble Massage, which uses tension-releasing, heated LaStone massage techniques to invigorate muscles and balance energy; the Lasapa Lelima Purification Treatment, inspired by the indigenous Esselen tribe, a combination scrub-wrap-massage featuring locally grown white sage and elderberry; and the Royal Treatment, a massage incorporating honey, ginger, and beeswax, plus a royal jelly facial mask. 

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Popular treatments for men include an herbal compress massage, combining steamed herbal compresses with massage and Thai stretching; acupuncture; and a Golfer’s Hole-in-One Package featuring a sports bodywork massage and a golfer’s foot renewal. Golfers also use The Spa to get ready for their rounds on the resort’s award-winning courses,even relying on the expert staff to relieve pain and manage minor injuries that could otherwise hamper some of the game’s most exhilarating experiences.

The Spa has 16 massage rooms (two with fireplaces), a massage suite for two, wet rooms, facial rooms, a full-service salon (for hair, manicure, and pedicure treatments), fully stocked locker rooms for men and women, and an outdoor pool continually set at 82 degrees. There are also Conservatory and Sanctuary areas—for relaxation before, between, and after appointments—offering complimentary snacks, teas, juices, and water, as well as the Spa Juice Bar & Café, where guests can order freshly made smoothies, juices, soups, salads, wine, beer, coffee, and other drinks. The Spa Boutique sells signature products and gifts, along with women’s lifestyle apparel.

Along with individual treatments, guests can take advantage of half- and full-day passes to enjoy The Spa at their leisure, as well as packages that combine a number of different services.