Just one hour north of Milwaukee lies Kohler, Wisconsin. This quaint village is best known as the home of the Kohler Company (as in, its top-of-of-the-line plumbing products) — albeit it’s since evolved into a luxury Midwest vacation destination. The American Club Resort Hotel, part of the Destination Kohler development, draws travelers from all over the region for its sprawling spa, swanky food and beverage offerings, elegant accommodations, and, most notably, one of the country’s best golf courses

What You Need to Know

The Look of The American Club Resort Hotel

The American Club Resort Hotel is spread across several elaborate, Tudor-Revival-style buildings, most of which are within easy walking distance. Throughout the property, you’ll find a slew of cozy albeit handsome common areas that feature plush seating, dark wooden furnishings, vintage photos, and nostalgia-inducing, Americana-style paintings — setting the scene for a serene escape. Unsurprisingly, rooms and suites here are equally as impressive with many of the same touches. Some are even equipped with whirlpool tubs and/or fireplaces. Kohler bathroom fixtures are, of course, a given. Take your stay to the next level by splurging on a room in the adults-only Carriage House, which feels like a hotel-within-a-hotel complete with exclusive amenities and perks — but more on that later. 

The Vibe at The American Club Resort Hotel

The American Club Resort Hotel gives off peak country club vibes: Most guests opt to don preppy polos and khakis during the day and sport coats and pearls come nighttime.  

Despite this, you can still expect warm, welcoming, and friendly service — and the staff members are anything but pretentious. Throughout the common areas and drinking and dining venues, you'll find lots of couples and groups of friends mingling.

Who Will Love The American Club Resort Hotel

Golf enthusiasts and wellness-seekers — either traveling with their partners or friend groups — will love it here. 

Who Might Not Love The American Club Resort Hotel

Younger children may be bored here: The ambiance and on-site activities and amenities are more geared toward grown-ups. 

Best Amenity at The American Club Resort Hotel

The 25,000-square-foot Kohler Waters Spa, which boasts several pools, relaxation lounges, and an expansive sixth-floor fireplace, is a highlight, as are the Pete Dye-designed golf courses (open seasonally). 

The ample on-site drinking and dining offerings —  from the log cabin-esque Blackwolf Run to the more casual The Horse & Plow tavern, and more — are also incredible. The Greenhouse, a tucked-away coffee and sweets shop housed in an antique solarium with beautiful stained glass windows, is a personal favorite. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at The American Club Resort Hotel

All guests gain access to the Sports Core Health & Racquet Club. Shuttle service throughout Destination Kohler, nightly turndown service, valet parking, and morning coffee are also included. Those staying at the Carriage House enjoy all of the above — plus complimentary access to spa facilities; cycling, yoga, and fitness classes; free breakfast; and evening beverages and hors d'oeuvres. 

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at The American Club Resort Hotel

A 6% resort fee includes all of the following: wifi, shuttle service, Sports Core Health and Racquet Club access, business center access, morning coffee and afternoon tea, valet parking, and underground and surface parking.

How to Get a Deal at The American Club Resort Hotel

For the lowest rates, stay in the shoulder season (winter and early spring). Themed promotions are also available: Click here to view all current offerings. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The American Club Resort Hotel

Destination Kohler is home to a slew of shops and restaurants, which are easily accessible via complimentary shuttle services. Don’t forget to take a tour of the Kohler Factory and/or Kohler Design Center, where you’ll find a stunning selection of Kohler products.

Nearest Airport to The American Club Resort Hotel

 Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is about 60 miles (AKA an hour’s drive) from the property. The Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport is just about equidistant. 

Nearest Public Transportation to The American Club Resort Hotel

Public transportation is unavailable; however, the resort offers its shuttle service throughout Destination Kohler.

The Bottom Line

Luxury lovers, golfers, and wellness enthusiasts will all appreciate a stay at this charming resort.