The 5-Star Destination Where Champions Play Golf
Where can you tee off on a championship course set atop a windswept American shoreline in the morning; recover at a five-star spa in the afternoon; dine and stay at a five-star, five-diamond resort in the evening; and wake up to a new day, ready to explore another three championship courses? That kind of paradise can only be found at Destination Kohler, nestled in the heart of America, on the coast of the Great Lakes.
The five-star hospitality of Destination Kohler grew naturally out of Kohler Co.’s more than 140 years of bringing gracious experiences to life with innovative kitchen and bath products. Known for its commitment to leading-edge design and quality craftsmanship, Kohler brought the same ingenuity and detailed precision to Destination Kohler and its four championship golf courses.
A LEGACY IN THE MAKING
All four of Destination Kohler’s courses at Whistling Straits® and Blackwolf Run® were designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye. Destination Kohler is the only place in the world where you can golf four of the nearly 200 courses Dye has designed. Wildly different in spirit and topography, together the four courses reveal the expanse of Dye’s genius.
Whistling Straits is a serious test of a golfer’s mettle, with links-style fescue fairways on The Straits Course and meandering streams, grassland and dunes on The Irish Course. Touted as the greatest championship course in the United States, The Straits Course is dramatically rugged with massive sand dunes set atop two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. This Pete Dye masterpiece was ranked #4 in Golf Digest’s 2017/2018 America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Host to the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, The Straits is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup, the bi-annual championship team tournament between the U.S. and Europe.
In contrast, Blackwolf Run runs through a glacier-carved river valley, boasting large undulating greens and water or gorges on 14 of The River course’s holes and rolling meadows and deep ravines on The Meadows. When Blackwolf Run opened for play in June 1988, it was named that year’s “Best New Public Course” in the United States by Golf Digest. Regarded as one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, Blackwolf Run has hosted several professional championships including the World Golf Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and the U.S. Women’s Open in 1998 and 2012.
A world-class golf venue, Destination Kohler is located only 2.5 hours north of metropolitan Chicago and its international airport.
WHEN IT’S NOT TEE TIME
Tucked away in the quaint Village of Kohler is resort’s flagship hotel, The American Club Resort Hotel, one of only 200 Forbes Five Star hotels in the world. Celebrating its centennial in 2018, The American Club was built in 1918 as housing for immigrants who worked at Kohler Company across the street. The company, who along with its hospitality business is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plumbing fixtures, generators and engines, renovated the historic building into a luxurious hotel in 1998. Its elegant rooms and suites are handsomely decorated and, naturally, feature the finest KOHLER plumbing products and state-ofthe-art bath and shower experiences, as do all of the rooms throughout our hotels. After a long day on the course, the luxuriously appointed rooms and five-star service and a welcome retreat.
Activity goes well beyond the golf course at Destination Kohler. The resort offers other luxury offerings including Kohler Waters Spa, one of 200 Forbes five-star spas in the world and a leader in hydrotherapy experiences and treatments. Twelve resort dining venues include the Forbes four-star Immigrant Restaurant, the Wisconsin Room, the Horse & Plow pub, Cucina Italian restaurant, restaurants at both golf courses and the rustic River Wildlife restaurant hidden in a private nature preserve. The resort offers a range of health and wellness options including Yoga on the Lake and Sports Core Health & Racquet Club. There is also a collection of boutique shops, the Kohler Swing Studio & Golf Shop, gardens, kayaking, tours and hiking paths.
In addition to The American Club, accommodations include Inn on Woodlake, a boutique hotel with modern rooms and multi-bedroom suites that can accommodate up to eight guests. Located next door to The American Club, the Carriage House, home to Kohler Waters Spa, offers the same renowned service with a more contemporary ambience. Other options include Sandhill Cabin, a private, secluded retreat nestled in 350 acres of wilderness. It’s close enough to enjoy all the resort amenities, but far enough away to feel like you’re a world away.
Book your vacation today at www.DestinationKohler.com or call 877-294-6013
Whistling Straits - Straits Course, Hole 12 “Pop Up”
Whistling Straits Straits Course - Hole 6 "Gremlin's Ear”