S’more to Discover! Celebrate Winter Delights at Winterfest 2013

The American Club resort hosts festive celebration from Ice Golf on Wood Lake to Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides throughout the quaint Village of Kohler, Wisconsin

KOHLER, Wis. – Snow people of all ages celebrate the thrill of the chill during Winterfest, in Kohler, Wisconsin. The Shops at Woodlake Kohler hosts two wintery days of frosty fun and frolic January 25-27 featuring winter-themed activities, tastings and demonstrations. The shopping center is nestled along Wood Lake and offers a serene winter setting for new and traditional experiences during this outrageous seasonal celebration.

The 2013 Schedule of Events features a sleigh full of new activities. Kohler is well known for world-class golf courses and this winter the professionals of the Kohler Golf Academy dust off their putters to host Ice Golf, a shortened golf course – with tees, fairways and greens. Pending ice conditions, the course will be played on Wood Lake with waffle balls and all the money raised will benefit the Above & Beyond Children Museum of Sheboygan.

“We’re thrilled with the line-up for this year’s winter celebration,” said Tricia Rathermel, special events coordinator for The American Club Resort. “From the horse-drawn wagon rides – a favorite of many – to the new S’mores by the bonfire, the weekend’s activities are geared toward families and kids of all ages. We are especially looking forward to the Ice Golf experience on Wood Lake – who says you can’t golf in the winter!”

New activities for children include a colossal Snow Mountain for climbing and conquering‚ Photos with Winter Friends, friendly Winter Characters will engage children in the activities and Make & Take Crafts. Children are invited to enjoy a special Winterfest Kids Menu at Cucina Italian Restaurant and children of all ages can enjoy sweet treats at Craverie Chocolatier Café.

Traditional Winterfest activities include Ice Skating with rental skates available‚ Snowshoeing demonstrations and rentals‚ Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Dog Sledding presentations, Giant Snow Sculptures and Curling. Visitors shouldn’t miss the chance to make sweet treats with a S’more Kit at the lakeside bonfire.

Event-goers are invited to warm up from the chill in the air and discover Winterfest Shopping Specials and enjoy 30%-70% discounts during the Winter Clearance at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, 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.

For reservations please call 800-344-2838 or for a full list of activities, visit www.AmericanClub.com/winterfest. Stay up to date on news and happenings on Facebook facebook.com/americanclub and on twitter, www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

**Some events are weather permitting

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Kohler Co. also operates The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, a AA Five Red Star property. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. is renovating what will be known as Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments.

About The American Club Resort
The American Club Resort is in a select group being one of only 36 hotels worldwide to be rated both Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond, while the Kohler Waters Spa is one of just 31 spas worldwide to earn the Five-Star – both firsts in the State of Wisconsin. Additionally, it was named No. 3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. In addition, Kohler has hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run, as well as the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships and 2007 U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits. Kohler will also play host to the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The resort features 11 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wis., one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.



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