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The Overview

The radars are conflicted – one is saying dry til 2PM, the other is calling for rain most of the day. Before radar, we used to watch the weather in Calgary and think there was a better than even chance this weather would come to Muskoka within 2-3 days. Luckily this is not quite happening yet. We live on the 45th parallel. We are equal distance from the equator and the North Pole. This presents equal opportunity fore warm and fore cool weather. The cool breezes from the north are bringing temps cooler than yesterday – out first single digit temp day in a while. It will be dry til sometime after noon and continue with scattered showers into the evening. Friday is looking clear. And Saturday starts clear with a system developing to our West. But this can change. A quick warning – there is snow in Thunder Bay! This is typical Fall weather and something with which we can live.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 5C(FL 2C) and it will remain at 9C (FL 7C) in the afternoon and then down slightly to 4C (FL 1C) overnight. Jack Frost will be knocking on the door.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:17AM, Sunset – 6:54PM – an act of disappearing daylight. Golf later, finish earlier.

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 MEDIUM-HIGH with the tree canopy changing nicely. This overnight temp will move this indicator to high shortly. Let’s hope the rain does not knock down too many leaves too soon.

Course Update

Golf is demanding. Every shot requires the same preparation, focus and execution. And the basics are there fore everyone. We use them throughout our daily lives. The intensity of this depends on your approach to the game. Some have the uncanny ability to walk up to a ball and hit it straight every time. Many of us need a pre-shot routine to help us make each shot. Just like life.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. We built this course fore all golfers. Every golfer can play their own game on this course – from 6000 yards to 3000 yards – these courses are all here fore you. 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!!

Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

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