Dorian the disruptor continues to chug along the East Coast. A storm of this magnitude will affect man weather patterns by drawing pressure from its surrounds. Our weather is coming from the North over the next few days. There is spotty rain today – stronger north of Tower Hill. This afternoon between 1 and 3PM, it is likely to be raining across Muskoka. Everyone should be rain-ready with clothing and car windows. Tomorrow will be a good weather day until early in the evening when there might be some light showers. Sunday is starting clear – let’s hope it remains so fore the day! Fall is just around the corner, and change always has its weather moments.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 8C(FL7C) and it will warm to 17C (FL 16C) in the afternoon and then back down to 11C (FL 10C) overnight. The transition to Fall is starting.
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 blew in from his morning patrol – damp belly = wet grass.
But there are those days…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…
The Colours index
The Colours index is LOW with cool overnight temps starting to signal to the trees to commence their transition into the next season – Fall Colours!!
Part of any routine is to be prepared for most eventualities. With the weather transitioning to Fall, there is no guarantee of dry or hot. Most days will be mixed with a bit of everything coming at us. Golfers are notorious for having a serious wardrobe packed in our golf bags – just in case. Well, the just in case weather is here and we are likely to need the entire wardrobe on many rounds. The key is to ensure it is dry before packing it back into the bag for the next round.
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Muskoka Highlands is known for our greens being some of the best in the region. This year was different – but it is great to know that we are back to great again thanks to the hard work of our greens crew. 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.
With the waning daylight hours, we start later and finish earlier. There are still many golfable hours in a day – which ones are yours?
Safety Hint –don’t drag your foot beside the golf cart – you could end up with a broken ankle or worse!
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!!
Ok Junior Golfers – you have School starting today. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!