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The Overview

We are in a nice little zone of clear weather fore another 48 hours. This comes with cooler temps. There is rain around us and we are likely to hear about this in various forecasts. But Muskoka will likely get a wee shower at best. Overnight Monday and early Tuesday could see rain back in the region. This is typical Fall weather and something with which we can live.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 3C(FL 3C) and it will warm to 16C (FL 16C) in the afternoon and then back down to 9C (FL 9C) overnight. Cooler air does not carry as much moisture.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:1AM, Sunset – 7:05PM – less than 12 hours today. When are you playing golf?

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high –the golden rod remains. The tall grasses are shedding their seeds in the winds. I just need to play golf with a certain friend and his eyes set the rating.

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – dry head – good start to the day.

Seems to be ready to go back fore training on October 15th! When you can’t find him, leave the back door of the truck open, he will find you!

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 MEDIUM-HIGH with the tree canopy changing nicely. 

The overnight temp will move this indicator to high shortly.

Course Update

Golf is an act of appreciation. There is always a reason to say thank you. And nothing says thank you like a round of golf with that person or group. There is much being written today, or remembered today, about being thankful and actually thanking people for the little things they do. It is time to remember this when we are dealing with others. A little thanks goes a long way.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Playing conditions are a key component of this. Grass is an amazing plant. Our fairways have returned for the most part, with existing grasses starting to flourish in great growing conditions. And we will be pushing this grass to get stronger before the next season. Investing in your future rounds of golf – we are in this together. And this is where we put our reputation. 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.

Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.

Here are Don John and Keith – just ask them how much fun it is to golf at the 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!!

Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Fall 2Man Classic is revving back up on October 19th. Click here to register!

Course Maintenance

When the wind won’t move it, this blower will. Great for moving loose grass and other debris into the longer grasses, or moving sand across a top-dressed green. This Blower will develop jet-engine-like winds and the spout is run by the operator up front with a remote control unit. Keeping the playing surfaces tidy – that is our job!!