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The Overview

The radar rarely lies. Yesterday it showed a storm coming through this morning, and it is confirming that today. We will get wet weather around 9ish this morning in northern Muskoka and a bit later south of Port Sydney. By 11AM Muskoka will experience some serious rain. By 1PM we should be able to golf in dry weather. This marks the beginning of another run of good weather fore the week ahead.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 6C(FL5C) and it will warm to 15C (FL 15C) in the afternoon and then back down to 10C (FL 9C) overnight. Summer is back for the week – altered to look a bit more like Fall!

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.

Pollen Index

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 – dry til around 10AM.


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 MEDIUM with the tree canopy starting to change at the top. We should be in full colour bloom in another 8 days. A little concerned we might not get the brilliant colours we usually see. Time will tell.

Course Update

The list of benefits of golf is long and detailed. Most courses hold Championships. The core always participates. They just like playing fore any reason. And they love playing with people they might not normally have in their group. It is a curious dilemma golf faces – everyone competes when they play. Everyone wants to play better. Golf is not a sport where you can just whack it and be happy. Many feign that notion – but inside, we all complain about the double bogey and celebrate the birdie. So why doesn’t the entire membership want to experience the unique atmosphere of this annual challenge? It is a hidden dynamic that we cannot understand.  Just like life.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. So many courses have given their marketing to third parties. For many, golf has become a commodity – driven only by price. This is unfortunate because, although price is a consideration, we find more and more players are concerned with their experience both on and off the course. 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.

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.

Here is Greg Montgomery – Member – and grower of extraordinary Pumpkins – who had to change his tee time to get his pumpkin out of the Fall Fair on time! It has been weighed, and it weighed…..your guess – email us at and give it a guess. Prize for the closest (if you are not a Montgomery or part of their tribe….)

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!!

Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Fall 2Man Classic is revving back up on October 19th. Click here to register!

Junior Golf

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!