The Overview

The clouds rule the day – with some flurries to boot. The Eastern breeze will keep any noseeums at bay. The pollen and UV counts are heading up so something is happening. Our course gives the appearance from the road of being ready to play. But we need a week of warm temps to get the grass truly engaged and the playing surfaces firm. When you ask? 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.
The pressures on mental health and the economy continue to grow. It has reached the point where the leaders are mentioning golf in their discussions. BC kept their courses open through the pandemic and they are ahead of Ontario in flattening the curve. Coincidence? We are working with the provincial government to get courses open at some point in the near future. Think May 5th – 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 3C(FL 1C) in cloud cover. It will warm to 12C (FL 11C) in the afternoon and then cool to 0C (FL -3C) overnight. Coming back up to warm.
Winds – A light breeze from the NE through the day will battle a front from the NW over GBay, keeping it there and letting the warm return. This East breeze will stay in effect for a couple of days.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:16AM, Sunset – 8:14PM. We get 14 hours of daylight. Warm but not too sunny.

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Road Report

Road report – A bit of snow in our northern reaches bringing out the plows fore victory lap. We hope this is the finale. We want to replace the road report with a Fairways report soon.

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Allergy Index

The Allergy Index is HIGH moving to VERY HIGH as the temps warm through the end of the week. This is due to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder starting to exhaust their Spring pollen.

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UV Index

The UV index is MODERATE with sunny skies today. The sun is not yet at full power.

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Course Update

With snow blowing in it is hard to support that notion we might be playing golf soon. Keep planking the curve. Then we will open – with new routines for you and fore us to follow. Start thinking about how you will remember to socially distance when you come to golf.

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! This Sand Hill Crane is not normally found on the course – welcome!

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.

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