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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,