Once a dormitory for immigrant employees with a pub, bowling alley and barbershop, The American Club remerged 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.
Located in Kohler, Wisconsin, The American Club is primarily known for its luxury spa, fine dining and championship golf courses. However, part 2 of my review will focus on some of the other, lesser-known amenities.
My weekend at Kohler, Wisconsin, included attendance at some of their best restaurants and activities of my choice. Each of the listed activities can be completed in approximately 90 minutes. My boyfriend and I managed to fit all 3 into one unforgettable day! Continue below for the day’s complete itinerary (spa reviews and interview with the Kohler Water Spa Director to follow in part 3).
Yoga on the Lake
We started the day with a class called Power Vinyasa, a heated session that was challenging physically and mentally. Our teacher, Jessica, was a great technical instructor and offered tons of encouragement throughout the class. As someone who is looking to work-up a sweat, I found this class exceptional! It also didn’t hurt that the studio was up-to-date with the latest amenities and perfectly positioned overlooking a beautiful lake.
Golf (private lesson) with Mike O’Reilly, Head PGA Professional at Whistling Straits
Let me preface the following by stating that my golf experiences are limited to the occasional round of putt-putt; while my BF is an avid golfer, I’ve never found the game very appealing. However, after Mike taught me the proper way to grip a club and a simple technique for chipping the ball (BLT; an easy acronym for us foodies to remember); I’ve decided to give the game a real try. Plus it will give me and the BF another activity that we can do together which is always a positive. Mike is phenomenal teacher and made such a complex and frustrating game simple and fun. I’d highly recommend golfers of all skill levels to get in touch with Mike.
Trap shooting was an entirely new experience for the both of us. However, I’ve found in life that the best experiences are the ones that cause you to get out of your comfort zone; and shooting at flying clay discs did not disappoint. After learning the basics of gun safety, our instructor (Kyle, really cool guy) fitted us with 2 guns (a pump action and double barrel shotgun) and we were off to the range. Hitting the targets was much harder than it looked, but I had a blast. And my BF thoroughly enjoyed it as he excels at most activities involving hand-eye coordination.
Have you been to the American Club? What were your favorite activities?
*I received a complimentary stay at The American Club in order to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions expressed herein are my own.