Destination Kohler Announces Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run Course Openings and Stay-and-Play Packages

Renovated Inn on Woodlake Multi-Bedroom Suites Create Exceptional Group Golf Experience

KOHLER, Wis. – April 22, 2018Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to four internationally acclaimed Pete Dye-designed courses across Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – announces the openings of the Straits Course at Whistling Straits and River Course at Blackwolf Run on Friday, April 26. The Irish Course at Whistling Straits and Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run opened April 17.

Kohler Golf has collectively hosted six Major Championships with the Straits gearing up to host golf’s preeminent international competition, the 2020 Ryder Cup. A ceremonial symbol linking the past, present and future of the Ryder Cup, the Silver Putter plaque is currently on display at Whistling Straits for guests to enjoy.

Destination Kohler is taking reservations for the popular “Dye-Abolical” and “Golf Kohler” stay-and-play packages. The three-night “Dye-Abolical” package includes four rounds of golf per person, one each on The Straits and The Irish courses at Whistling Straits and The River and Meadow Valleys courses at Blackwolf Run. Cart, caddie and forecaddie fees are included, along with a 30-minute golf lesson and gift pouch with logoed items. Complimentary replays are available on The Irish and Meadow Valleys courses. Golfers also receive a 20% discount at the Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Package rates begin at $1,014 at the Inn on Woodlake and $1,191 at The American Club, based on double occupancy.

“Golf Kohler” differs only in terms of stay (two nights versus three) and rounds of golf (three versus four). Play on The Straits Course – three-time PGA Championship host and 2020 Ryder Cup venue – and The River Course – recently ranked among the five best Pete Dye golf courses by Golfweek – is included. Rates begin at $781 at the Inn on Woodlake and $899 at The American Club.

“We’re the only resort in the world featuring four golf courses by Pete Dye, who is widely regarded as the greatest architect of his generation,” says Dirk Willis, PGA, Vice President – Golf, Landscape & Retail, Kohler Co. “With golf season fast approaching in the Midwest and with demand being strong, we encourage early bookings to ensure you can play our championship courses leading up to the best American and European golfers arriving for the 2020 Ryder Cup.”

Destination Kohler’s American Club is the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Wisconsin. Sister property, the boutique Inn on Woodlake, re-opened in 2018 after a year-long expansion and features new suites that are well-appointed for group travel.

To book, please call 855-444-2838. Groups of 12 or more are invited to ask about Ultimate Buddy Trip options. Favorites include Ryder Cup-inspired tournaments and pairing parties, special happy hours, 19th hole celebrations, team shirts, locker room name plates, and logoed tee gifts. For more information: DestinationKohler.com.

Destination Kohler hosts the Spring Golf Sale & Demo Day, May 3-4, to kick-off the golf season:

Spring Golf Sale & Demo Day at Blackwolf Run

Spring Golf Sale
May 3 | 10a.m. – 4p.m.
May 4 | 8a.m. – 5p.m.
Wolf Pack/Bear Clan room at Blackwolf Run
Enjoy 20%–80% savings on official Whistling Straits® and Blackwolf Run logoed merchandise. For every $50 purchase, receive a $5 Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits voucher, redeemable on any future purchase at the Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits Restaurants or Golf Shops.

Golf Demo Day
May 4 | 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Blackwolf Run Practice Facility
Enjoy appetizers, drinks and music in the expo tent while representatives from Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping and Tour Edge are on hand demonstrating their latest products. Callaway shoes fittings onsite with a 20% discount on new shoes. Specials available for purchases of $1,000 or more.

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 in the Midwest, and world-renowned championship golf venues Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. It’s sister property, The Old Course Hotel, golf resort & spa in St Andrews, Scotland, the birthplace of golf. It is recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in the Midwest, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits and The Irish at Whistling Straits and The River and Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 64 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare of The Horse & Plow as well as River Wildlife. Herb Kohler believes River Wildlife, located in the forest and on the river, on an early Winnebago encampment, has the best country gourmet dining in the United States. 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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