Summer in the Village: Destination Kohler Hosts a Five-Star Sampler of Seasonal Favorites with Tastes, Sounds and Celebrations of Summertime

KOHLER, Wis. – June 3, 2015 – A sensational summer is set at Destination Kohler as the resort hosts a unique sampling of summer-themed special events and experiences. First time offerings include the Summer Demonstration Kitchen Series and the Sounds of Summer – A Boutique Concert Series hosted at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler in the heart of The Village of Kohler. Two inspired Seasonal Spa Services will be featured for a limited time at the Forbes Five Star Kohler Waters Spa – The Golfer’s Massage celebrating the resort’s top sport, and the Coconut Bliss Pedicure incorporating the scents of summer. One-of-a-kind special events round-out the calendar of events in June, July and August culminating with the 2015 PGA Championship returning to Whistling Straits.

Summer Demonstration Kitchen Series
For the first time, Destination Kohler hosts a Summer Demonstration Kitchen Series featuring seasonal-themed recipes and beverage pairings suited for al fresco dining and entertaining. The series features six sessions with culinary topics ranging from grilling and barbequing to salsas and ceviches, presented by the restaurant chefs of Destination Kohler. Each session is hosted at The Shops at Woodlake’s Demonstration Kitchen – a working kitchen that provides an intimate, informal setting – bringing together professional chefs and enthusiastic foodies for presentations, preparation and tasting. Sessions are scheduled on Saturdays from June 6 to July 18 (excluding July 4) with one-hour presentations at 11am and 2pm. All sessions include food tastings, a beverage pairing and recipes for $35 per person, plus tax. To make a reservation, call 888-293-7337 and ask for Demonstration Kitchen reservations.

Sounds of Summer – A Boutique Concert Series
Music will fill the air along the shore of Wood Lake during the Sounds of Summer – A Boutique Concert Series. Every Sunday, June 7 through August 23, from 1-3pm, shoppers and travelers alike will enjoy a fresh, exciting act performing on the open air Waterfront Rotunda at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler located near Cucina Italian Restaurant. Bands featured during the inaugural year include: Bobby Way Duo, Xeno Duo, Ed Franks, Cris Koszuta, Kevin Kennedy, Rana Roman Trio, Blue Light Scene, Ain’t Misbehavin Trio, Joey Lavie, Jenny Thiel Duo, Hat Trick, and Doubletime Duo. All concerts are complimentary and open to the public. Concessions available for purchase.

Kohler Waters Spa Seasonal Summer Services
The Kohler Waters Spa Seasonal Summer Services – Golfer’s Massage and Coconut Bliss Pedicure – are offered July 1 through September 30, 2015, in addition to the full treatment menu of the latest therapeutic water treatments and results-oriented facial and body treatments. The 50-minute Golfer’s Massage ($155/$180 Saturdays) is a deeply restorative treatment designed specifically for the golfer, combining stretching and deep tissue massage to relieve sore or tight muscles and increase your flexibility. The 50-minute Coconut Bliss Pedicure ($90) is a mini tropical vacation featuring a hydrating fizzy ball soak, sugar scrub exfoliation, and a shea butter foot massage with tropical scents of toasted coconut, lime and sandalwood. Not eligible for hotel package or Community Days discounts. Call 855-283-7137 for appointments.

Summer Calendar of Events
The summer calendar of events boasts traditional and special events:
• Hunting for a memorable Father’s Day? Join River Wildlife, Remington and master tracker Hal Blood for an ultimate bonding opportunity full of outdoor adventures, hunting and themed-dining during the Remington Father/Son, Daughter Weekend, June 19-21 (two-night hotel packages starting at $798 per person). 

• California winemakers Megan Gunderson and Brijetta Hall Waller host an exceptional weekend featuring top rated wines and golf at the Hall & Walt Winemaker Weekend, June 26-28 (two-night hotel packages starting at $1,233 per person).

The Five-Star Dine Around ($99) on July 2 is a distinctive dining experience as guests travel to five restaurants for this progressive dinner creating one exquisite evening of delectable dishes, fine wines and personal interaction with chefs (hotel accommodations required).

• The Annual Fourth of July Celebration is an exciting evening of complementary patriotic celebrations and live entertainment from a traditional Sousa Band followed by a rousing fireworks display.

The 2015 PGA Championship makes its third appearance along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan at Whistling Straits hosting the world’s top professional golfers competing for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy. Limited daily tickets will be available as inventory allows, with prices starting at $30. Deemed as one of the best values for family summer activities, each ticketed adult will be permitted four (4) junior admissions daily at no additional charge.

Activities for All Ages
Perfect for a summer day or a getaway, Destination Kohler is an internationally recognized destination for both traditional and exploratory outdoor activities for individuals, couples, groups and families. Nestled amongst trees, water and untouched wilderness, the resort is set in a recreational corridor offering a natural playground for outdoor adventures such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding, canoeing, kayaking, river fishing, horseback riding, trap shooting, five-stand sporting clays, archery, and self-guided hiking and trail running/walking. Great summer activities for all include outdoor games including Bocce Ball and Croquet, beachfront swimming, self-guided garden tours, golf lessons, bird watching tour, pedal boats, tennis, and horse-drawn carriage rides in addition to world-class golf at four award-winning 18-hole golf courses.

Resort reservations and information is available by calling 800-344-2838 or visiting Locate up-to-date on news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
The American Club, a Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 48 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin, is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 48 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 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, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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