If you’re a golfer, you probably already know that the 92nd Annual PGA Championship runs August 9th through 15th on the Whistling Straits course at the Kohler Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. Got $79,000 to burn? You might be able to still get a skybox overlooking the breathtaking 18th hole. Daily grounds tickets go for $30 to $110 per day; they’re free if you’re under 17 and accompanied by an adult. Additional freebies: You’ll get a $25 Destination Kohler gift card with purchase of a championship round ticket ($300) and a $100 Destination KOHLER gift card with the purchase of a weekly grounds or Wannamaker ($450) ticket.The ideal place to stay for the PGA event is the The American Club, part of the Kohler Resort campus. The newly refurbished guest rooms (rates start at $355) have come a long way since the place was a dormitory for newly landed immigrants making plumbing fixtures and furniture for Kohler Co. in the early 20th century. (It’s called The American Club because Kohler’s founder, Walter Kohler, wanted his employees to assimilate.) Today, the Tudor-style mansion is old-school luxe: The place feels like a club where English gents in the 19th century might have repaired to after an afternoon of fox hunting. Tip #1: If you want to increase your chances of running into world famous golf pros, hang out at the resort’s Horse and Plow pub. Tip #2: If The American Club is full, try the (dog-friendly) Inn on Woodlake (rates start at $199).
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