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The Overview

A quiet radar is always a nice greeting in the morning. There is little large activity on the screen. But as we saw yesterday, August has marked itself as a month of weather-change. So expect the unexpected might be our new motto. For now, there is only sunshine today. And the clear pre-dawn sky confirms this. There is weather movement from the north-west which can bring those pop-up showers. But this is not likely to occur before early Monday morning – and we mean early – as morning starts at 12:01AM.

The Weather Network’s Summer Forecast and it is a result of the  cold weather wall in place going from Greenland, across northern Quebec and into Hudson Bay. Our cooler air continues to flow down from Hudson Bay and now the NorthWest meeting the warm air closer to us. We are benefitting from this right now. The warm wet from the south is being kept away by this cool dry northern push.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 11C(FL11C) and will warm to 21C (FL 22C) in the afternoon and then back down to 14C (FL 13C) overnight. The weather of change.

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high. The bees will be getting tired? No! Honey production should be strong.

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = damp grass.

The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW with the mosquitoes only able to appear at night. The breeze at Muskoka Highlands keeps most winged raptors away from you while you are golfing!

The Fire index

The Fire Index is starting to back down with the recent rains.

Course Update

Mother Nature can be a cruel partner and she was this past Spring – here is 16 green in May and August – great work crew!! The greens have really progressed in the last 10 days!!

  

We are 1/3 of the way through August. And into another weekend we go! How will you spend it? Exercise is still a necessity even on holidays. Golf is a great walk. Deciding later in the night? Book online. We will know you are coming. Coffee will be ready.  Cooler weather means more walkable golf. And now is the time to play. The course is in full bloom, and the greens have finally recovered. The fairway bounces and rolls are back and that short drive in June is now an incredible shot when it finally stops.

Golf Hint fore today – Golf is great social exercise. Burning calories walking a few holes and chatting. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole after sinking a 30 foot snaky putt.

Golf can be a quick walk. We play 18 holes in 2.5 hours on a normal day. If you have just a couple of hours, we have a 12 hole rate. Play early. Play ready golf – first to the tee, first to hit.

Safety Hint – if you are in a golf cart, keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch a toe on a piece of dirt – and wham – you will have a broken ankle!

Did you know?

Are you concerned about our Muskoka Watershed? Why not join others cut from the same cloth? The Trifecta is a unique day of activity on a golf course, using the three main venues at Muskoka Highlands – Golf, FootGolf and LawnBowling. Net proceeds going to Friends of Muskoka Watershed to continue their stewardship. Read more here

Kubota North $200,000 ShootOut Fore Dog Guides

Muskoka Highlands’ staff and guests foster a Dog Guide Puppy from 6 weeks to 13 months. It is then a teary goodbye and the pup moves on to more formal training fore one of six skill sets from seeing, hearing to autism and seizures of various varieties as well as assisting those with mobility challenges.

We are on our 21st puppy. It is we – as the experience you as our guests give to the dog get them socialized to meet others without making a big fuss. This is a huge part of the training.

The other huge part is the cost – up to $25,000 per puppy. This is why we host an annual shoot-out – we believe in paying it forward.

Join us on Monday August 19th – have lunch, play golf, meet a working product from your work (Ellis now called Ancaster) who will be here to watch someone get another Hole In One for $5k – like Robinson Clark did last year. Click Here to go to the tournament site!!

Junior Golf

Do you have a junior golfer?

We have clinics every Saturday morning (when it is not raining).

We have weekly golf camps for July and August.

AND they can join the many that have already joined Muskoka Highlands – just add zero to their age and add HST.