American Club

419 Highland Drive, Kohler, Wisconsin

The only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel in the Midwest


Main Driveway

Photo taken by J.R. Manning August 2016



Street View 


The American Club was built by Walter J. Kohler, Sr. to house immigrant laborers employed by Kohler. He named it in hopes it would inspire a love of their new country. The facility is owned by Kohler Corporation.

Today it is a luxury hotel with 240 rooms set in a Tudor style. The American Club is listed as one of America's top 100 golf resorts by Conde Nast. Nearby are Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, four world-class golf courses designed by Pete Dye. No surprise, each room is equipped with state of the art Kohler plumbing fixtures including whirlpool tubs.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1978
Reference number
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Clubhouse; Civic; Institutional housing
Current functions
Civic; Hotel
Period of significance
Significant years
1918; 1924

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2019: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • January 11, 2019: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status, added description and added photos
  • January 31, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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