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The Overview

The week ahead looks beautiful – a wonderful lead into Thanksgiving weekend. There will be some rain overnight and into the early hours Sunday morning. But we will be clear of weather by 9AM tomorrow and then into warmer weather. We are still looking at a beautiful first tee – and hope to golf well into November! This is typical Fall weather and something with which we can live.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -2C(FL-2 – which will drop as we get closer to sunrise) and it will rise to 13C (FL 12C) in the afternoon and then drops way down to 8C (FL 7C) overnight. Jack Frost has left the building – fore now – here is hoping the hose outside is not an icicle!

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:18AM, Sunset – 6:50PM – an act of disappearing daylight. Plan to start your round before noon!

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high –the golden rod remains ever present. The tall grasses are shedding their seeds in the winds. I just need to play golf with a certain friend and his eyes set the rating.

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide Fore an Autistic Person)

The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – wet belly and dry head. A good start to the day. He realizes his time with us is limited as he soon heads back to be trained to be with an autistic person.

The Colours index

The Colours index is HIGH with the tree canopy changing nicely. This overnight temp will quickly increase the colour backdrop that surrounds the golf course.

Course Update

Golf is a humbling sport. We all head to the first tee with great ambitions. With the proper amount of focus and preparation, it can be. And it is wonderful when the round finishes as you had imagined. But somewhere along the way, the game struggles. And how we deal with these struggles determines how we finish. Just like life.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Golf courses are popular locations for weddings because of the sculpted background for photos. Nothing compares to a shot with a well groomed golf hole in the distance. It is magic. We are in this together. And this is where we put our reputation. The ultimate compliment any course can get is from you – the player – your second (and third and..) round at the course. We thank you fore this.

Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.

Here are our Laddies – just ask them how much fun it is to golf at the Highlands!
A sad note fore the Laddies as Fred Torrie passed away earlier this week.

This year we brought in the “multiply your age x $10” and that is your membership if you are less than 27 years old. We have a variation on that for the next decade – 28-37.

We have a variety of Membership options fore you – and if there isn’t one that works, let’s chat. We are creative and like to cater to needs where possible.

Carts are not necessary on our course – we are a walking course. But there are cart packages available.

We are an 18 hole course – and we have to maintain 18 holes. When we are asked about our 9 hole membership being a bit more expensive, it is because we have to maintain all 18 holes for your to have the ability to choose to play the front or the back.

Not sure about how much you will play? Buy our 12 fore 10 pack – pay for 10 – get 12 – fully transferable passes – 9 or 18 holes, carts also.

Juniors and Youth – a great deal – up til you are 25, you add a zero to your age – and bingo – there is your membership fee.

25-45 – Muliply your age x $20 and add HST – bingo – there is your membership fee.

To be fair – we stopped there, because $30 x age over 45 gets a bit more expensive!!

The Tombstone Cometh - November 2nd!

The Tombstone is a unique tournament. Upon arrivalm we hand you a wooden head-stone with your name on – a bit macabre but in a fun way.

We take your handicap (100% of Golf Canada, 75% if best guess) and add it to 69 – our par. You have this many strokes to play. When you have hit your last of these strokes and your ball comes to rest, you plant your head-stone. The person who gets the furthest through the course wins. If you are playing above your normal game, you go back to the first tee and start again.

This event is somewhat weather-independent – as long there is not snow on teh greens.

Visit for more information and to register!

Course Maintenance

The work-horse of any golf course is the tractor. You can’t have too many! These do so much – from loading sand as shown here, to grading, to cutting the longer grasses (we can hear your cheers), to hauling trailers of material and finally blowing snow – it all happens with this versatile machine.