The cooling effect has its grip on Muskoka. For a short time – hopefully. Welcome to Jack Frost who has come fore a brief visit. The cool weather out of the northwest continues through Monday night . Overnight, there is a warm wet weather push from the south-west. It will arrive around 11AM Tuesday and remain on top of us for the entire day – in some fashion. It will clear through in the early hours of Wednesday, leaving us dry for a while. The ground is still absorbing all of this intermittent moisture as evidenced by the ponds on our golf course which have not yet started to fill.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 2C(FL1C – did someone cover the outside plants?) and it will warm to 17C (FL 16C) in the afternoon and then back down to 9C (FL 8C) overnight. And so the world turns on its axis as the axis tilts us further away from the sun each day.
These temps will continue their slide as Muskoka tilts away from the sun.
The UV Index
The UV index is at Medium with a weaker sun.
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 – wet belly and cold feet. He is glad he has a fur coat this morning!
Always the entertainer…
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 but the overnight dance with Jack Frost will start the process of Fall transformation. Watch the hills around our course – they create a wonderful backdrop without gobbling your golf ball.
Judging by the smiles and laughter, golf remains an entertaining sport. Even if we have to laugh at ourselves. The stories we hear around the 19th hole recount the great shots and the incredible shots which might not have been so great. At least once per day we hear someone exclaim that they just shot the best round of their life. There is no better compliment fore a golf course.
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Quite a few conversations yesterday were about playing a links-style course and the fun bumps and bounces that occur on the way to the greens. Once there, we have to judge the subtle breaks to get the ball into the hole. And the speed of the greens is back. 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 – stay inside the cart, not hanging out like a Navy Seal, or standing with the bags on the back where you can easily slip and hit the ground hard getting a concussion. Enjoy the ride if you don’t walk. But think of walking and the benefits to your game and your health.
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!