Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits challenge the pros while providing the amateur golfer a fair and unforgettable test. All four courses between the two venues were chosen for 2017/2018 America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Created by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye, they have hosted three PGA Championships, the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championships, a U.S. Senior Open and two U.S. Women’s Opens. In 2021, The Straits at Whistling Straits will host the Ryder Cup Matches.
The Straits at Whistling Straits
Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style Straits course sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. A masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye, The Straits at Whistling Straits® was ranked #3 in Golf Digest’s2019/2020 America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, #5 in GolfWeek’s 2018 Best Resort Courses, and #21 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
The Irish at Whistling Straits
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. Both traditional and memorable, the Irish course is full of unique challenges.
The Irish at Whistling Straits® was ranked #39 in GolfWeek’s 2018 Best Resort Courses and #43 in Golf Digest’s 2019/2020 America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.
The River at Blackwolf Run
Pete Dye designed one of the best golf courses in America on rich land once known by the Winnebagos and Algonquins for exceptional fishing and hunting. Intimidating to the professional, fair and dramatic for the amateur, this “beauty of the beast” measures 7,404 from the back tees with a slope of 151. Target landing areas, strategic bunkering, large undulating greens, and water or gorges on 14 of the 18 holes characterize the challenge of this championship course. The playing values of the River course are a match for its natural beauty.
The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run
Professionals and amateurs of all skill levels can experience a day of golf like no other on the Meadow Valleys course. Described as both subtle and devilish, it winds through meadows and charges across ravines, reflecting the natural features of the Wisconsin terrain. This championship course challenges even the experts to weigh the relative advantages of distance and accuracy, though staggered tees put much of the danger out of harm’s way for the average golfer.
The Meadow Valleys was ranked #57 in Golf Digest’s ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2019/2020.
The American Club
Welcome to The American Club®, a five-star, five-diamond hotel that has stood as an icon of gracious hospitality for 100 years. Set in the quaint Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, the full-service resort hotel offers elegant accommodations and unparalleled service. The adjacent Carriage House, home to Kohler Waters Spa, provides the same renowned service with a more contemporary ambiance.
The Carriage House guest rooms, located in the annex to The American Club, include on-site check-in, continental breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening beverages and hors d’oeuvres, as well as complimentary access to the Kohler Waters Spa and the rooftop spa experience. Carriage House guests must have one service per person to access the Kohler Waters Spa on Saturdays, November through April. The Carriage House accommodations and Kohler Waters Spa are an adult environment.
Inn on Woodlake
Located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake, this serene 138-room hotel boasts boutique-style guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting space and 10 multibedroom suites, perfect for groups and families. Along with WiFi and flatscreen TVs, you will enjoy the classic comfort and hospitality you would expect from an inn. Not to mention a signature KOHLER® shower experience that is nothing short of sensational.
The Inn on Woodlake is delighted to introduce the perfect solution for planning your buddies golf outing or girls getaway — new suites that accommodate up to eight guests are now available. Two-bedroom, Horizon and Patio suites are available to book for all your group travel adventures. With shared common areas and individual bedrooms, each suite is ideal for getting the gang together.
Sandhill - A Backwoods Cabin
Your own private cabin, Sandhill is a perfectly secluded retreat: secluded, surrounded by nature and brimming with charm. Nestled on 350 acres in the wilderness of Mosel, Wisconsin, it is close enough to enjoy the amenities of The American Club ( 10 minute drive), yet far enough away to consider it your very own corner of the universe. Exquisitely appointed and teeming with outdoor activities, Sandhill is made for those with an appreciation of nature, tranquility and the finer things in life.
Red Fox - A Cabin on the River
A lovely, secluded property, Red Fox is a perfect home away from home. Family and friends can spread out on three levels, then gather together around the outdoor firepit and on the patio overlooking the scenic Sheboygan River. The three-level space features three full bedrooms, five gas fireplaces, a chef-inspired kitchen, two full bathrooms and a lower-level rec room. Guests at Red Fox enjoy all the amenities of Sports Core Health & Racquet Club and River Wildlife private wilderness reserve and lodge restaurant as well as all-terrain bikes and a range of year-round recreational activities. The cozy cabin, which sleeps six guests, is appointed with cable TV, high-speed internet and laundry facilities. This quiet retreat is nestled on the outskirts of the Village of Kohler, across from the Kohler Stables, a private training and breeding facility.
The Immigrant Restaurant
Our Four-Star showcase restaurant at The American Club® is widely noted for exceeding expectations and creating memorable dining experiences. A Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" recipient, The Immigrant Restaurant was voted the #1 Hotel Restaurant in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.
Rich in character and historic elegance, this award-winning restaurant is arranged in a series of six rooms paying homage to the style of early Wisconsin settlers: French, Dutch, German, Norman, Danish and English.
Enjoy the Immigrant’s artful presentations of contemporary American cuisine with modern European influences. Each dish is composed using the best the market has to offer.
The Immigrant Restaurant is rated a AAA Four-Diamond and a Four-Star by Forbes.
Jackets are required for gentlemen, and reservations are strongly suggested.
The Winery Bar
Visit this European-style wine cellar for a pre-dinner drink, or spend the evening enjoying hand-rolled sushi, more than 40 award-winning Wisconsin cheeses and delicious small plates.
Adjacent to The Immigrant Restaurant, this comfortable lounge offers nearly 800 wine selections, all of them rated 88 and above by Wine Spectator and Robert Parker. It also features an extensive selection of single-malt Scotches and Cognacs.
Live Music Saturdays
Join us for live music performances from 9pm to 1am.
The Wisconsin Room
The original dining hall of immigrant workers for Kohler Co., The Wisconsin Room features innovative, farm-fresh cuisine in an elegant but approachable atmosphere.
The menu, which rotates seasonally, is frequently complemented by daily specials drawing inspiration from what’s in harvest at that moment. During the spring, you might experience local morels, wild ramps, spring lamb and freshly caught fish from the Great Lakes. During the summer months, the chef might feature wild strawberries, fresh herbs from the garden and a wide selection of freshly harvested local produce.
Dine in our historic dining room or in the beautiful adjacent courtyard.
Enjoy a before-dinner drink in the Library Bar, which features specialty martinis and an extensive wine list.
This charming antique solarium from Chorley, Lancashire, in the north of England, was meticulously dismantled there, transported halfway ’round the world and 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. Bring your laptop and get caught up on emails while you enjoy coffee and pastries, or meet friends for relaxing conversation. The Greenhouse offers a tempting selection of deli sandwiches, sweet treats, homemade ice cream, European pastries, signature teas and espresso drinks.
The Horse & Plow
This casual historic tavern was once the taproom for Kohler Co. workers who lived at The American Club®. Abundant booths convey a cozy atmosphere, while the tabletops, made from the original American Club bowling alley, perpetuate the historic tradition of Kohler Co. An expansive bar accommodates guests beyond the restaurant area, and a lower-level lounge features cozy furniture, televisions and fireplace.
Enjoy American classics, such as burgers and fish ‘n’ chips, as well as fresh, innovative selections, such as our Midwest chicken salad and grilled salmon. With an exceptional selection of American microbrews and premium European beers, The Horse & Plow is a great place to meet for lunch or an after-dinner drink.
Blackwolf Run Restaurant
With panoramic views of the Pete Dye-designed championship golf courses, this rustic American grill features regional cuisine, such as corn sausage chowder, king salmon, stuffed and smoked pork chops, premium steaks and house made desserts.
Dine in front of a huge fieldstone fireplace, or enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace, overlooking the 18th greens of the River and Meadow Valleys courses.
River Wildlife Lodge Restaurant
River Wildlife's Lodge Restaurant is a private, rustic log cabin bordering a lush hardwood forest. Dining reservations are available to River Wildlife members and resort guests with lodging reservations at either The American Club® or Inn on Woodlake with a purchased entry pass. River Wildlife is not open to the general public. Advance reservations are required for dining and activities.
The six cozy 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 fresh, seasonal Midwestern fare, showcasing ingredients such as walleye. Service is warm and gracious yet professional in its attention to detail and anticipation of guests’ needs.