The Overview

Today is another light rain day for sure – clearing out overnight and staying clear tomorrow. The winds will remain light today, picking up a bit overnight. This is not weather that stimulates positive mental health – we need a wee bit more sun to lift our spirits. So we have to dig a bit deeper today with our own sunshine and keep moving forward in whatever we are doing. The week ahead keeps it warm enough to continue the melt, but cool enough to leave the shorts in the closet. So March will slip out the door without big heat during the month.
We have grass on which to walk ourselves, but the frost is coming out, and the lack of warm as not kicked the grass into growing so the top 3” of surface are very soft right now. We will try to resist the temptation to test out the playing surfaces to ensure they are properly maintained. We are not missing the geese which have made their Spring return. Our daily walks include passing through the hordes of them, moving them to a new location – which is often and adjacent fairway. Hence our walks are nomadic.
But we are missing you even though you might not have been able to safely wander about responsibly chasing the white ball due to the wet conditions. We worry about your mental health and we hope you will be able to withstand the pressure of the next couple of weeks (or longer) within your own property. Neighbours – you will see us doing necessary maintenance. This is grass, not concrete. This needs maintenance and cannot be left for any period of time, or it will be beyond our control.

Remain committed to self-isolation with a reasonable edge. We are blessed that there is lots of room in PSM for walking and other activities. Maintain your mental health. Help others keep theirs. 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 4C(FL 1C) with light rain and will warm to 5C (FL 4C) in the afternoon and then chill to 1C (FL -3C) overnight. A wet one today with rain in random areas.
The UV index is LOW as this wet system continues to counter-rotate around our region.
The West winds at 6kph will swing to the North and increase in speed to 11kph later this evening. Tomorrow the winds will spend most of the day out of the NE at 17kph. Hence the dreich weather.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:00AM, Sunset – 7:43PM. Lots of daylight, little sunshine again today.

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Road Report

Road report – roads are all clear. But with the temps so close to freezing, there are more plows out likely doing spot sanding for black ice.

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Course Update

How are you getting your exercise with this weather and all of these closures? Are you able to walk anywhere safely? We walk on your course daily (we catch the break in the rain and head out) and you are welcome to park and walk as well. Things are very wet so picking your way around is key. But the weather is improving, and we are not seeing any Covid updates that indicate we are close to reopening.

We have our e-commerce portal where you can purchase the 4 4 3 Titleist ProV brand of golf balls as a Spring Special. Golf ebooks will be on our site by week’s end. If you can’t actually golf, you can read about golf. And if you want to mentally play the course, you are welcome to pre-pay some rounds and dream that you are using them every day!

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.

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! That little white blob is the best pic we could get of an albino groundhog – will try for a better one soon!

The Dogs

Hendrik is quite content to be around us more than ever in this isolating time. He is loyal and stays around home. We do go fore walks on the course – and he thought he would try the pond….did not go so well…..

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.

Muskoka Highlands is committed to your safety while you enjoy your game. Please read our COVID procedures BEFORE booking your Tee TimeLearn More
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