Pin point accuracy and weather forecasting cannot be used in looking at future weather patterns. With all of the possible forces pushing and pulling their pressure zones, there is no computer model that gets it right. So we try to come close. The radars are all showing a clear morning today, with possible showers later in the afternoon and into the evening. The cool weather push from the north continues to dominate Muskoka, so we will say good bye to our 25 degree days, and hello to our 20 degree days. It is actually a very enjoyable temperature range for many reasons. And even the moisture is a useful part of the mosaic.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 11C(FL10C) and it will warm to 18C (FL 21C) in the afternoon and then back down to 8C (FL 8C) overnight. The transition to Fall is settling in.
These temps will continue their slide as Muskoka tilts away from the sun.
The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
The Pollen Index is high. Just ask an allergy-prone person – they will tell you that the Golden Rod is here!!
The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)
The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – damp belly and eyebrows = foggy morning.
Off Duty Love…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…
The Colours index
The Colours index is LOW with cool overnight temps starting to signal to the trees to commence their transition into the next season – Fall Colours!!
This is perfect golf weather. Sure we need to start layered up, but those layers start coming off with the 3rd serious swing. And walking – even sooner. The outside temp is warm enough to keep the shorts drawer open for another few weeks. We are not looking forward to playing in pants any time soon!
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Judging a course by its scorecard or its length or appearance from the road can be a challenge. You have to play the course once to understand its character. Chatting with a few gents late yesterday afternoon after their first time here, they were thrilled with their experience – the layout, the conditions, the challenge and the natural beauty (Mother Nature handles our on-course flower boxes!). 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.
With the waning daylight hours, we start later and finish earlier. There are still many golfable hours in a day – which ones are yours?
Safety Hint – stay inside the cart, not hanging out like a Navy Seal, or standing with the bags on the back where you can easily slip and hit the ground hard getting a concussion. Enjoy the ride if you don’t walk. But think of walking and the benefits to your game and your health.
Membership Has Its Advantages
We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.
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!!
Ok Junior Golfers – you have School starting today. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!