A New Book About Herb Kohler And His Golf Destinations
I have written about Herb Kohler before on Luxist, as he expands the Kohler brand, from its historic (since 1873) identification with kitchen and bath products, furniture and accessories, engines and power generation systems to the new systems of golf and hospitality. It is an ongoing, fascinating story.
This month, the Kohler Company has published a new six book set that chronicles the history of Kohler and Golf. Entitled Golf Kohler: In The New And Old Worlds, the books highlight a quintet of courses, each with anecdotes, historic accounts and exceptional photography. It discusses the four Pete Dye courses near the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, and the celebrated bunkers and vistas of The Duke's in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Golf Kohler: In the New and Old Worlds features the 148-page story book that recounts the company's surprising entry into the golf industry in 1988 with the opening of Blackwolf Run, to the declaration by Golf Magazine in 2000 that it was Americas #1 golf resort, and leads to present day as the host-hotel of two of golf's four majors - The Old Course Hotel for The Open Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, and The American Club for the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler,
Written by John Steinbreder, the author of 10 books - six on golf - and a former writer and reporter for Golf
Digest and Sport Illustrated, Golf Kohler: In The New and Old Worlds makes use of vintage maps, archival photos, and interviews that capture the golf course visions of Pete Dye and Herb Kohler.
The story book is accompanied by five books dedicated to each Kohler golf course -
- the River at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin
- the Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin
- the Straits at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
- the Irish at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
- THE Duke's at The Old Course Golf Resort & Spa in
A soft cover edition of the set is available for $97.50 and a very limited edition autographed hardcover version is available for $149.95. The soft cover can be purchased at various retail locations in the Village of Kohler, the hotels, and the golf courses in Kohler, Wisconsin and St. Andrews, Scotland. The book is also available online at www.KOHLERatHome.com. The hardcover edition can be purchased by calling Josue Reyes at 920-803-3018.