The American Club

Once a dormitory for immigrant employees with a pub, bowling alley and barbershop, The American Club reemerged in 1981 as a full-service hotel. Today this Tudor-style redbrick building welcomes guests with gracious hospitality that has earned a Forbes Five-Star and AAA 5-diamond rating. Adjacent to The American Club, the Carriage House is home to the Kohler Waters Spa™ and offers the same renowned service in more contemporary surroundings.

Accommodations :

Rooms & Suites

A five-star, five diamond hotel, The American Club offers unique décor in each room tastefully chosen to enhance the building’s historic details. Each room has its own namesake, from Fred Astaire to Harriet Beecher Stowe: just one of many distinct features in this thoughtfully designed hotel.

Standard Rooms :

With rich fabrics and materials throughout, standard rooms offer a tasteful approach to a traditional room offering. Each has a beautifully upholstered chair and ottoman as well as a desk, providing ample workspace for the busy traveler. The KOHLER® showering experience makes these unlike any standard accommodations you’ve experienced.

Room Details
  • 263-349 sq. ft.
  • King or double-bed options
  • KOHLER Showering Experience and Kohler fixtures
  • Refreshment center
  • Select furnishings from Baker, Mark David or McGuire
  • Courtyard views in select rooms
  • Connecting rooms available upon request
  • Maximum number of 2 adults in King Bed accommodations, 4 adults in accommodations with two beds.

Standard rooms are also available at the Carriage House located directly above Kohler Waters Spa.

Deluxe Rooms :

Like all rooms at The American Club, deluxe rooms are distinctively styled, so ask for the room you’ve grown to love or let us offer you a new experience each time you visit. A step up from the standard rooms, the deluxe rooms offer additional space, more seating and a wet bar. Deluxe rooms feature views of either the courtyard or the village and a variety of bathing (in most rooms) and showering experiences. We invite you to inquire at your time of reservation.

Room Details
  • 333-476 sq. ft. (120 square feet larger than standard rooms)
  • King or two queen-bed options
  • KOHLER® showering experience and KOHLER fixtures
  • Select rooms feature Kohler bath
  • Refreshment center with wet bar
  • Select furnishings from Baker, Mark David or McGuire
  • Small sitting area
  • Connecting rooms available upon request
  • Maximum number of 2 adults in King Bed accommodations, 4 adults in accommodations with two beds.

Deluxe rooms are also available at the Carriage House located directly above Kohler Waters Spa.

The American Club also offers a selection of more  types of rooms such as , The Heritage , Governor Suites , Presidential  Suites and Eau de Vie Suites.


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 2015/2016 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 2020, The Straits at Whistling Straits will host the Ryder Cup Matches.

Blackwolf Run®

Melded into a river basin formed by the flows of glacial runoff, Blackwolf Run opened for play in June of 1988 and was named that year’s Best New Public Course in the country by Golf Digest. Both the River and Meadow Valleys are regularly ranked in America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest and the Top 100 You Can Play by GOLF Magazine. Regarded as one of Pete Dye’s crowning achievements, Blackwolf Run has hosted a number of professional championships: the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championships in 1995, 1996 and 1997 as well as the U.S. Women’s Open in 1998 and 2012.

Here is look at the championship courses offered at The American Club

The River

The River at Blackwolf Run meanders throughout the Sheboygan River, which comes into play on 10 of the 18 holes. Additional water hazards on the course help make the River an extremely penal course. The undulating greens and elevation changes are sure to frustrate players while the natural beauty is sure to please. The course has four sets of tees to accommodate players of any ability. The River at Blackwolf Run was ranked #16 in Golf Digest ‘s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2015-2016.

The Meadow Valleys

The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run is appropriately named seeing that the front nine wanders through an open meadow and the back nine is carved out of a natural valley. The course has large rolling fairways and difficult greens. The back nine hosts several substantial elevation changes including the dramatic 227-yard par 3 15th. The course has four sets of tees to accommodate players of any ability. The Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run was ranked #72 in Golf Digest ’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2015-2016.

Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits, designed by the legendary Pete Dye, is a throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland. Sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, The Straits is the proud host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup matches. If you ask Pete Dye, he’ll tell you that building Whistling Straits was a “once-in-a-lifetime thing” – an impressive claim for one considered the foremost golf course designer of our time. “This is as dramatic a site as anything I’ve ever encountered,” Dye said. “I’ve never seen anything that resembles this.” Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, The Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish course is a deceiving tranquil landscape.

The Straits

Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines the walking-only, links-style The Straits at Whistling Straits sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. It is a masterpiece in the world of golf created by Pete Dye. Straits course at Whistling Straits was ranked #4 in Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2015-2016.

The Irish

Just inland from the great lake and interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland-and-dunes aspect of The Irish at Whistling Straits is a deceivingly tranquil landscape. Both traditional and memorable, The Irish is full of unique challenges. The Irish at Whistling Straits was ranked #47 in Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2015-2016.

The Champions Locker Room

The Champions Locker Room opened in June of 2004 as a locker room/hospitality arena for the contestants of the major golf championship. The building is adjacent to the Whistling Straits barn and is available as a quiet, intimate and luxurious atmosphere for hosting a meeting and/or meal. This facility is also available as a private locker room facility for corporate patrons.

Irish Barn at Whistling Straits

The Irish Barn is an exceptional location for corporate or social functions. Built of stone and wood, this three-sided authentic barn features captivating views of the Straits Course and Lake Michigan.


Recognized with a Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel, one of only 47 in the world, Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club is centered around therapeutic benefits of water.  As water ebbs and flows, so do our lives. We are here to help you release stress, reconnect with loved ones, and, most of all, with you.


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 a delicious charcuterie plate.

Adjacent to The Immigrant, this comfortable lounge offers nearly 500 wine selections, all of them rated 88 and above by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. It also features an extensive selection of single-malt Scotch and an exclusive spirits offering unmatched by any in Wisconsin.

The Immigrant Restaurant

Our four-star showcase restaurant at The American Club® is widely noted for its gracious service and intimate dining experience. Rich in character and 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 refined American cuisine with modern European influences. Each dish is composed using the best the market has to offer.

The Immigrant has won the DiRoNa award and Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence.”

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

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 setting, while the tabletops, made from the original American Club bowling alley, perpetuate the historic tradition of Kohler Co.

The Horse & Plow was recently renovated to create a fun and lively atmosphere, perfect for enjoying fantastic pub fare, such as prime burgers and fish ‘n’ chips, as well as fresh, innovative choices including 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, dinner or an after-dinner drink.

Craverie Chocolatier Café

Home of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and reminiscent of a French café, Craverie features expanded breakfast items, signature soups from Kohler restaurants, fresh sandwiches, seasonal salads and made-to-order smoothies.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, Craverie offers ice cream and sorbet in 14 delicious flavors and signature pastries. Pair your choice with one of our signature coffees, handcrafted hot chocolates, wines or beers.

With a picturesque view of Wood Lake, banquette seating, alfresco settings, a cozy fireplace, comfy oversized leather chairs, chandeliers and mirrors galore, the ambience is the perfect complement to the menu.

Experience wine and chocolate pairings or demonstrations from our seasoned chocolatiers. Or please allow Craverie to host your next memorable event.

The Wisconsin Room

The original dining hall of immigrant workers for Kohler Co., The Wisconsin Room now features innovative, farm-fresh cuisine in an elegant but approachable atmosphere.


Kohler Waters Spa is a 25,000-square-foot, full-service spa that offers guests a tranquil environment, classically KOHLER bathing products and exclusive therapeutic water services. Located next to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, the Kohler Waters Spa is conveniently located so you can drop in for a nourishing treatment, or step into a robe and experience all-day immersion.

From our treatment rooms to our inviting locker room areas and warm relaxation pool, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner. Enjoy men’s and women’s respite rooms with steam, sauna and cool plunge as well as the glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge. As the only Forbes Four Star spa in Wisconsin, Kohler Waters Spa also features a retail boutique with signature products and concierge service for guests of the Carriage House, located directly above the spa.

Kohler Design Center

The Kohler Design Center is a three-level showcase of innovative product design and technology, creative achievement and American history. A fusion of old and new, the space offers a comprehensive representation of Kohler Co.’s state-of-the-art products and stunning examples of the company’s contributions to gracious living and interior design.

The Gardens of Kohler

The Village of Kohler received botanic garden certification in August 2004 from the American Public Gardens Association for promoting display, study and conservation of plants for public benefit. Experience the romance and tranquility of over 1000 acres of varied landscapes, natural areas and display gardens throughout The American Club Resort by enjoying a self-paced audio garden tour or a peaceful stroll through the community.


The Waelderhaus was built in the architectural style of the Bregenzerwald region of Austria, ancestral home of the Kohler family. This “house in the woods” features carvings, woodcuts, iron and pewter work designed by Kaspar Albrecht, a talented Austrian sculptor and architect.

Sports Core Health & Racquet Club

A health, fitness and racquet club with more than 100,000 sq. ft. of facility space on the shores of Wood Lake, Sport Core is open to hotel guests and offers a variety of stimulating group classes geared to all fitness levels including aerobics, total body conditioning, cross training, yoga, Pilates, spinning and kick boxing. Sports Core’s training centers feature the latest in exercise equipment.

Yoga on the Lake

Yoga on the Lake, a yoga studio and boutique, welcomes all to yoga in a soothing space with floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking Wood Lake. Its exclusive energy-efficient, heated floor keeps muscles loose and creates a warm atmosphere. Yoga on the Lake offers a vast assortment of classes taught by highly qualified teachers who hold Yoga Alliance and specialty certifications, and private lessons are also available. The boutique offers high-end, unique yoga apparel including lululemon, accessories, props, books, CDs, videos, mats and yoga bags

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