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The Overview

April is up to its normal theme – April showers bring May flowers. Let’s hope so!! The next few days will see directional wind swings around the compass, rain randomly through the day, and snow overnight Monday. It is a dull day – inside or out. But let’s focus on the future. We are getting closer to opening with every day that passes, and C19 test results that show progress. Golf will be an early opener. Just when – we are betting on early May – maybe before the general shut-down order is lifted. Just like any marathon, the finish line is there, just not yet in physical sight. But we will get there – together.
It is getting tougher to stay at home. We know this. We are working with the provincial government to get courses open at some point in the near future. Think May 10th – and find the online petition on Facebook to sign. The more names the better. The grass is green. In the mean time, 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 5C(FL 1C) with some light rain passing through. It will stay at 5C (FL 2C) in the afternoon and then cool to -5C (FL -8C) overnight. Sliding back down the weather roller-coaster.
The winds are out of the North down GBay and then they head from the West onto land starting lighter and rising to 15kph this afternoon while swinging to come from the NW. And they get confused. They swing to the NE overnight. But then quickly to South during the day. And the weather will change with the winds.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:25AM, Sunset – 8:08PM. We get 13.5 hours of daylight – how are you using it indoors today?


Road Report

Road report – not a plow in plain sight. The roads are all in great driving shape. Will this be the end of the need fore a road report – maybe after tomorrow’s snow? We hope to replace it with a Fairways report soon.


Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is alive and registering as HIGH in the warmer temps due to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder starting to exhaust their Spring pollen. This will slow this week in the colder temps.


UV Index

The UV index is LOW as the cloud cover should be heavy all day.


Course Update

There would be no golf today with the threat of rain most of the day. But we are aimed at opening. Think early May for 2 reasons – conditioning and health guidelines. They are running congruent testing and we should be good to go about the same time as last year – hopefully with better weather!

Golf is close. And if you order now, you can have your new ProV Golf balls fore your first round. Otherwise, it will be a later round. Yes – the 443 offer from Titleist is here and we are ready to take your order. It will get you one step closer to the first tee – which we think could be early May.

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.
Determination and hard work will make you a better player. A lesson helps! Let us know – we have great programs from the beginner to the player.

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 birds are back and it is wonderful to see!!

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 – We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

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