The American Club

The American Club

Golf Resort & Spa


Escape to The American Club, Kohler where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing.

Today, The American Club is the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular experience room by room.

The hotel is part of Kohler Village, a resort community built by the Kohler company which is home to two hotels,1900 residents, shops, bars, galleries, restaurants and a leading spa.

It is also home to four outstanding championship golf courses – Whistling Straits (venue for the 2010 PGA Championship won by Martin Kaymer & 2020 Ryder Cup), Whistling Straits Irish and the River and Meadows courses at Blackwolf Run (venue for the 2012 US Women’s Open).

The American Club has an array of accommodation from Standard rooms to Presidential Suites, all en-suite with Kohler Whirlpool baths! The accommodation is split between the Club and The Carriage House, located above the Kohler Waters Spa.

Guests at the American Club can enjoy six bars and restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Immigrant Restaurant.



The American Club Courtyard King Bedroom Bathroom Wisconsin Room The Immigrant Room The Horse and Plow Bar The Winery Bar Blackwolf Run Restaurant The Craverie The Sports Core Pool Kohler Waters Spa Relaxation Pool Kohler Waters Spa  Rooftop Deck Experience Whistling Straits Clubhouse Whistling Straits Hole 7 Black Wolf Run River Club Whistling Straits Irish Course - 10th Tee Black Wolf Run Meadow Valley No 8
The American Club
King Bedroom
Wisconsin Room
The Immigrant Room
The Horse and Plow Bar
The Winery Bar
Blackwolf Run Restaurant
The Craverie
The Sports Core Pool
Kohler Waters Spa Relaxation Pool
Kohler Waters Spa Rooftop Deck Experience
Whistling Straits Clubhouse
Whistling Straits Hole 7
Black Wolf Run River Club
Whistling Straits Irish Course - 10th Tee
Black Wolf Run Meadow Valley No 8
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The American Club

Guest Rooms

Standard Rooms (270ft²-350ft²/27m²-35m²): Standard rooms offer unique décor and a variety of Kohler fixtures. Take your choice of one king or two double beds and enjoy the refreshment centre and select furnishings from Baker or McGuire. These rooms feature a Kohler Whirlpool bath and shower. Some rooms enjoy a courtyard view.

Deluxe Rooms (335ft²-470ft²/33m²-47m²): Distinctively styled with a choice of one king or two queen beds, a refreshment centre and wet bar. Enjoy specially selected furniture from Baker or McGuire, and stretch out in the over-sized Kohler Whirlpool bath and shower.

Superior (370ft²-470ft²/37m²-47m²): Spacious rooms each with their own unique décor and choice of one king or two queen beds, refreshment centre with wet bar and a comfortable sitting area. Relax in your Kohler whirlpool bath and shower.

Heritage (500ft²-600ft²/50m²-60m²): Guests who select a Heritage room can enjoy either one king or two queen beds, refreshment centre with wet bar, sitting area, and furnishing from Baker and McGuire. There is also A Kohler whirlpool bath and, in some rooms, a separate double shower.

Governor Suites (630ft²-830ft²/63m²-83m²): Governor Suites comprise one king bed, refreshment centre with wet bar, and a blend of both Baker and McGuire furnishings. There is a Kohler whirlpool bath big enough for two, plus separate shower and vanity area. Some suites have first-floor sitting areas with second-floor bedroom and bath.

Presidential Suites (1450ft²/145m²): Luxurious one-bedroom accommodations feature a separate living room and dining area elegantly furnished with Baker furnishings. Relax by the fireplace, and enjoy your favourite beverage from the wet bar and refreshment centre.

Enjoy a king-sized Baker bed and watch your bedroom’s television, one of several televisions in your suite. Stop by the separate powder room on your way to the party or stay in and relax in The Presidential Suite’s Kohler whirlpool bath, separate shower tower and vanity area.


Guests can enjoy a number of gourmet options at the American Club.

The Horse and Plow: Enjoy casual pub fare and an amazing selection of American micro-brews and premium European beers. Handsomely decorated in rich wood, brass and stained glass, this casual historic tavern was once the tap room for Kohler Co. workers who lived at The American Club. Abundant booths convey a cosy atmosphere, while the tabletops, made from the original American Club bowling alley, perpetuate the historic tradition of Kohler Co.

The Wisconsin Room: The nostalgic Wisconsin Room features regional Midwestern fare, including menu items such as Grilled Angus Fillet of Beef and Lake Superior Walleye. The original dining hall of immigrant workers for Kohler Co., The Wisconsin Room features antique chandeliers, leaded glass windows, elegant floral print draperies, and fine furniture pieces by Baker.

The Winery Bar: The Winery Bar is an upscale, comfortable lounge adjacent to The Immigrant Restaurant. Select from nearly 400 vintages and pair your choice with a generous and varied selection of award-winning cheeses exclusive to Wisconsin. Select entrées are available from The Immigrant Restaurant menu.

Library Bar: Enjoy a glass of wine or a specialty martini from the extensive bar offerings. Features a pianist on Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6-9:30pm. Open 5-10pm.

The Greenhouse: This charming antique solarium from Chorley, Lancashire in the north of England, was meticulously dismantled there then reassembled piece by piece to stand in its current home – The American Club Fountain Courtyard.

It now serves as a delightful garden café for afternoon and evening refreshments. Victorian marble-topped ice cream tables provide an inviting setting for The Greenhouse’s tempting selection of desserts, homemade ice cream, European pastries, coffees and specialty drinks.

Other dining options:

Inn at Woodlake

Cucina: Italian Restaurant offering expansive views of Wood Lake and a menu featuring chef-designed wood fire grill entrees. Vibrant décor combines with Sheboygan County’s only Raw Bar and an excellent wine list.

Kohler Village

Take 5: Located inside Sports Core, Take 5 offers a variety of lunch, dinner and snack options. Specialities include Weeden Creek Farms coffee, smoothies, paninis and fresh salads.

Blackwolf Run Restaurant: Overlooking the Sheboygan River, with panoramic views of the Pete Dye-designed championship golf courses, Blackwolf Run Restaurant offers rustic charm and an innovative menu of hearty traditional fare.

Dine in front of a huge fieldstone fireplace or, weather permitting, enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace, overlooking the 18th greens of the River and Meadow Valleys courses.

Whistling Straits Restaurant: Enjoy outstanding cuisine and a scenic view of Lake Michigan from the Whistling Straits Restaurant, located in the Clubhouse. Offering cuisine with British Isles flair.

River Wildlife’s Lodge Restaurant: Set in a rustic log cabin bordering a lush hardwood forest, River Wildlife's Lodge Restaurant offers six cosy and inviting dining areas include three intimate lofts that feature an eclectic mix of primitive wood furnishings, earthenware place settings and fresh wildflowers. The imaginative, seasonal menu features hearty regional cuisine with an occasional ethnic twist.

Craverie Chocolatiere Café: The Craverie is the home of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, the definitive chocolate experience. It also offers an assortment of exotic pastries, sandwiches, churned gelatos and other exquisite desserts. Craverie Lean presents kettle soups, salads, savories, sorbet and desserts. Also available is a delightful selection of beverages, including signature coffees, hot chocolates and some of the best wine and beer. Reminiscent of a French café, the Craverie offers banquette seating as well as comfy, oversized leather chairs, a warm fireplace, chandeliers, mirrors galore and a splendid view of Wood Lake.

Woodlake Market: Sumptuous selection of pizzas, sandwiches and salads.

Leisure Facilities

Sports Core Health & Racquet Club focuses on balance, harmony and wellness. A professionally trained and certified staff is committed to assisting you in choosing the right programs and activities to fit your needs, interests and lifestyle.

Nestled on the shores of Wood Lake in Kohler, this private club has served its members, as well as guests of The American Club and Inn on Woodlake, for over 30 years.

Sports Core offers two pools, the family/fitness pool for open swimming and aqua classes, and the competitive pool for ages 14 and over. In summer, members and guests can take advantage of fresh lake swimming complete with a beach area and a floating raft for sunbathing.

Tennis Sports Core features six hard-surfaced indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Under the direction of Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world's largest tennis management firm, Sports Core's professionals provide private, semi-private and group tennis lessons on a limited basis for ages 4 through adult. Sports Core is the only PBI destination in the Midwest.

Court time or ball machine usage is available for guests. Private and semi-private tennis instruction is also available for both children and adults.

River Wildlife offers a distinguished private recreational and dining club, is a wilderness preserve encompassing more than 800 acres of unspoiled land, seven miles of the meandering Sheboygan River and more than 25 miles of scenic woodland trails.

A country club in the woods, River Wildlife is a relaxed, secluded place to get down to business, or escape from it. A rustic log cabin with a massive fieldstone fireplace, six intimate dining rooms featuring pine floors and antique wood furnishings is headquarters for the club and home to the renowned Lodge Restaurant.

Enjoy the outdoors with recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, canoe & kayaking, trapshooting and five stand clays, upland bird hunting, fishing, self-guided birder's hike, 3-D archery range and cross country skiing.

Resort guests with lodging reservations at either the American Club or Inn on Woodlake are welcome to experience River Wildlife facilities with the purchase of an entrance pass. Advance reservations are required for most activities and dining.

Yoga on the Lake, the premier yoga studio in Sheboygan County, is located in The Shops at Woodlake and offers more than 20 classes a week.

The overall design and focus for Yoga on the Lake is to create a comfortable soothing space where you can experience a connection of body and mind. The studio’s floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlook Wood Lake, allowing you to draw nature in to enhance this experience.

• Yoga on the Lake offers an exclusive 1,400 square foot energy-efficient, heated floor to keep muscles loose and create a warm atmosphere.

• Yoga on the Lake Boutique offers high-end, unique yoga apparel including lululemon, accessories, props, books, CDs, videos, mats and yoga bags.

• Yoga on the Lake offers a vast assortment of classes taught by highly qualified teachers who hold Yoga Alliance and specialty certifications and have expertise in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Restorative and beyond.

• Regularly scheduled classes are held on a drop-in basis.

Local Area

Nestled at lake’s edge, The Shops at Woodlake is a collection of more than 20 specialty shops and boutiques featuring men's and women's apparel, toys, collectibles, restaurants, home furnishing and design stores and a demonstration kitchen offering Saturday cooking demonstrations throughout the year.

Kohler Village runs a number of festivals throughout the year including a Beer Festival in May 25-27, 2012 and a Food and Wine Experience in October.

Harvest Days in October feature an array of family themed celebrations and activities.

Fine Dining

The Immigrant Restaurant

Offering contemporary cuisine and a romantic atmosphere, the restaurant is arranged in a series of six rooms decorated in the European style of early Wisconsin settlers: French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English.

The restaurant is a AAA Four Diamond Award winner, as well as a DiRoNa award winner and Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" winner.

Jackets are required for gentlemen, and reservations are strongly suggested.


Kohler Waters Spa

The Kohler Waters Spa is conveniently located next to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, so you can drop in for a nourishing treatment, or step into a robe and experience all-day immersion.

From treatment rooms to the inviting locker room areas and warm relaxation pool, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner. And now you can enjoy a new glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge.

Experience all new Kohler bathing and water treatments in four signature rooms (Riverbath Room, Acoustic Room, Harmony Room and Stillness Room), surrounded by the latest in Kohler Bathing Products, including the exclusive Kohler Custom Vichy Shower.

Located inside Kohler Waters Spa, the fitness centre includes a 2006 Life Fitness treadmill, elliptical, exercise bikes, stair climber and Dual-Adjusted Selectorized weight system. Open daily 7:30am-9pm.

Guests of The American Club and Inn on Woodlake are required to purchase at least one spa service to use Kohler Waters Spa.

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Whistling Straits - Straits Course

Whistling Straits - Straits Course

Par: 72

Length: 7362 yards

Course designer: Pete Dye

Venue: USPGA Championship, 2020 Ryder Cup

Whistling Straits - Straits Course

Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits Course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

The Straits Course is modelled on British and Irish links courses and features vast rolling greens, deep pot bunkers, grass-topped dunes and winds that sweep in off the lake.

At 7,514 yards, it is the second longest course to host a major. It also has more than 1100 bunkers, only 10% of which are sculpted and raked. The rest appear more like waste areas but are classed as bunkers under the local rules – a fact which famously led to Dustin Johnson missing out on the 2010 PGA Championship playoff after he grounded his club in one on the 18th hole and was penalised two shots.

The seventeenth named “Pinched Nerve”, the unofficial signature hole, is the most difficult par-3 on the course. At 223 yards, with towering sand dunes and the lake to the left, golfers have no option but to go straight for the green.

The course also features eight holes hugging Lake Michigan, a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, elevation changes of approximately 80 feet and three stone bridges at holes 9, 10 and 18.

Whistling Straits - Irish Course

Whistling Straits - Irish Course

Par: 72

Length: 7201 yards

Course designer: Pete Dye

Whistling Straits - Irish Course

Just inland from the great lake and interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of the Irish Course is a deceivingly tranquil landscape.

It offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from holes 2, 8, 11, 12, and 13, along with a collection of short, challenging par 3s and risk-reward par 5s to test skill and nerve.

Sand is abundant throughout the course with much of it designated as waste area. Five sets of tees ensure it is playable for all skill levels.

Irish course at Whistling Straits was ranked no. 30 on Golf Digest's 2009 Top 100 Rating.

Blackwolf Run - River Course

Blackwolf Run - River Course

Par: 72

Length: 7404 yards

Course designer: Pete Dye

Venue: US Women’s Open 2012

Blackwolf Run - River Course

“Blackwolf Run's River course must be considered the nation's finest public-access course of modern times." – GOLF Magazine

The River Course is one of the most challenging and scenic destinations in North America and was ranked No.16 on Golf Digest's 2009 Top 100 Rating.

Blackwolf Run - Meadow Course

Blackwolf Run - Meadow Course

Par: 72

Length: 7210 yards

Course designer: Pete Dye

Blackwolf Run - Meadow Course

Blackwolf Run’s Meadow Course is a subtle and devilish layout that winds through meadows and charges across ravines, reflecting the natural features of the Wisconsin terrain.

Scores of bunkers and water areas shored with railroad ties complement the Scottish influences in Pete Dye's work.

Meadow Valleys was ranked no. 95 on Golf Digest's 2009 Top 100 Rating.

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What's included

  • Standard Room, Green Fees as listed, Caddie Fees at Whistling Straits, Buggy on Blackwolf Run, Use of Spa, Resort Fees and Taxes
  • Value Added: 30 Minutes Golf Instruction, Unlimited use of practice, Welcome Pouch with several Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits logoed items , Daily Bag storage

What's not included

  • Flights, Transfers, Golf Buggy, Caddie Gratuity at Whistling Straits

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Milwaukee International Airport (60 miles)
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Chicago International Airport (140 miles)
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