The Overview

A bit of a snap back in time today – back to Winter? Not quite, but the wee dusting of snow is something on which we were not counting. I don’t think these ducks were thinking snow! The atmosphere above us has a counter-rotating wind system that is swirling around James Bay, with us getting the cyclical dusting of snow through today and overnight. This system should push off to the East tomorrow and we should get back to what we think should be April, just in a different set of circumstances. The roads are all fine – there are likely more plows than traffic on them (if we are being responsible citizens).
Remain committed to self-isolation with a reasonable edge. We are blessed that there is lots of room in PSM for walking and other physical activities. Maintain your mental health. Help others keep theirs. Keep an eye on your neighbour – especially if they are elderly (remember – there are more Canadians over 65 than under 16).

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -0C(FL -1C) with light rain and will warm to 4C (FL -1C) in the afternoon and then chill to -1C (FL -7C) overnight. Who said April was July?
The winds will be out of the NW at 10kph rising to 30kph during the day. They will continue to deliver random snow through the day and overnight. The great white should cease tomorrow by 9AM but the winds will remain out of some version of the West in the 20kph range.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:42AM, Sunset – 7:56PM. Lots of daylight, sunshine is on a diet.

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Road Report

Road report – my how things have changed. The plows are out in force in the lee of GBay as the snow overnight will become ice in these temps. So one ounce of prevention is better than the pound of cure. Something like Covid isolation. They will likely maintain a presence through tomorrow morning.

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Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is alive and registering as MODERATE due to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder starting to exhaust their Spring pollen. This is only the beginning!

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UV Index

The UV index is LOW as the sun will make its heat felt somehow through cover.

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Course Update

This snow will chill the idea of being outside because it is nice and warm. But we can call it fresh and enjoy the change. It will not last past tomorrow morning. And not having to ( or being advised to not) drive anywhere will let the plows keep the roads in excellent condition. And I thought of getting the snow tires changed off for the summer tires. Maybe next week!

Over to pleasant thoughts – our first rounds of golf. But wait – we need to restore our ball inventory. And new balls mean a new season. We have our e-commerce portal where you can purchase the 4 4 3 Titleist ProV brand or the Callaway brand of golf balls as a Spring Special. Golf ebooks will be on our site by week’s end. If you can’t actually golf, you can read about golf. And if you want to mentally play the course, you are welcome to pre-pay some rounds and dream that you are using them every day!

Are you of age less than 40? Ask about our graduated member programs. $10 per year under 26, $20 x age til you are 40. We know you need to keep some cash for living – so we have made this as affordable as possible. Call us – we will confirm this.

Think outside the normal golf tournament box. We have great options involving FootGolf and LawnBowling that can involve the non-golfer in your event! Call us – we some unique concepts.

Course Wildlife - not the ones on the carts!

Golf courses are a nature preserve where we get all sorts of animals cruising about. You never know what you will see – keep the camera ready! With the ponds just about clear of ice, these creatures will be cruising the course – talk about slow play!!

The Dogs

Hendrik likes this view. He is loyal and stays around home. He keeps our Cortisol (stress levels) in check and fore this we are grateful. With the ponds now open, he is quite happy to watch any activity on them.

A Special Day In A Wonderful Setting

Weddings are a special day for many people involved. Here at Muskoka Highlands, we reduce that stress with attention to every detail.
But our distinguishing feature is our setting – both inside and out. The clubhouse is designed to hold about 85 guests and the picture shows how this can happen. For larger parties, we engage a tent professional to create a unique setting outside.

Do you want to feel the warmth of a timber-frame clubhouse? Drop us an inquiry – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

Muskoka Highlands is committed to your safety while you enjoy your game. Please read our COVID procedures BEFORE booking your Tee TimeLearn More
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