Good Bye August – you have delivered wonderful weather and great experiences. In truth, there is little that is absolute about the weather. The forces of nature interact on a moment by moment basis creating patterns the computers try to simulate. We base our forecasts on these models. The good news is that the all look pretty clear through Monday. There is a hint of some wet activity lets Sunday into early Monday. We can be grateful that hurricane Dorian has not thrown its tail north yet.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 10C(FL10C) and will warm to 21C (FL 21C) in the afternoon and then back down to 11C (FL 12C) overnight. The cooler air is a getting more common as September lurks around the corner.
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 came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = dew down.
But there are those days…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – haven’t seen a winged raptor in a while…
Golf has a shorter season in Muskoka. We play hard for about 6 months – 3 months this year as Spring arrived in June. And October is October – so there will likely not be a long Fall run – but we in the business remain hopeful. There are about 45 days left – how many rounds will you squeeze during that period! September traditionally has some of the best golf weather of the season. Clear blue skies and bright green background – which changes in October.
Golf Hint fore today – Golf – hit, chat walk, hit again and repeat. Nothing beats burning calories, walking a few holes and chatting. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole after sinking a 30 foot snaky putt and you have your own personal fitness trainer all set.
Golf can be a quick walk. We play 18 holes in 2.5 hours on a normal day. If you have just a couple of hours, we have a 12 hole rate. Play early. Play ready golf – first to the tee, first to hit.
Safety Hint – if you are in a golf cart, please keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch a toe on a piece of dirt – and wham – you will have a broken ankle! And if you are a worker, it is a $1,000 fine and a court summons!
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!!
Do you have a junior golfer?
We have our final clinics Saturday morning. 10 and under at 10, 11 and older at 11.
Just show up!