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The Overview

Today will be a wild weather day, with a special weather statement fore the wind and the rain which will blow in around 10AM and out by around noon. There might be light rain through til dinner tonight. The temps will open the day warm and then drop through the afternoon by about 20C as we chill fore the weekend. The normal winds are in the 30kph range, with gusts in the 90kph on a random basis. Winter does not want to release the 45th, and remains in control of the region north of Hwy 17.

We need sunshine to perk up our spirits in this challenging time. A quick line out of China this morning – their Covid cases did not increase in the last 24 hours. This gives us hope that their curve has started to head downwards. Keep an eye on your neighbour – especially if they are elderly (remember – there are more Canadians over 65 than under 16 for the first time in a long time if ever).

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at +6C(FL +3C) and will warm to +8C (FL +6C) in the afternoon and then drop off the cliff to -15C (FL -23C) overnight. Spring is ebbing closer, just not this weekend.
Today the winds come from the SW gradually swinging to the NW and increasing in speed to the 30kph range by this evening. Tomorrow they stay strong shifting to the North staying there until Sunday when they subdue and shift back to the East. The wind direction is almost tidal these days – tide is in, from the South, tide is out, from the North.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:19AM, Sunset – 7:30PM. The longer daylight is going to be tempered with heavy weather through the day.
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The UV index is Low. The clouds will be thicker with this storm today.

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Road Report

Road report – the roads look great across our region and those into which we normally travel. With the warming temps, the heavy winds and the rain, there is going to be reduced visibility and this could happen quickly as the heavy rain is random. Be prepared to slow quickly on the major routes south of here. The plows are out north of Hwy 17 as there is heavy snow in this region.

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Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 8763km (yesterday 10133 km) of open trails. The weather north of Hwy 17 has remained winter-like, with their trails remaining mostly open. Here in PSM, we are truly in no man’s land waiting fore the golf carts to go.

Course Update

We are thinking about 20 days til the course might open. The golf course is experiencing normal early Spring conditions. The heavy rains followed by a flash freeze will challenge the plants to remain green. But there is enough heat for them to survive this weather plunge.
With the Covid shutdown affecting so many, it is somewhat a double edge decision for us in the outdoor business where small groups come for exercise and mental health improvement. We believe that golf will be a safe and welcome relief while limiting our physical interaction with others. We will follow all guidelines – and we hope you will too. There will be guidelines for prepaying, checking-in, with limited access to the clubhouse. Carts will be a game-day decision as they add to the wiping routine to keep them sterile fore your use. We want you to leave here in a better mental health state than when you arrived. You have to forgive yourself fore missing that 3 foot putt in 18 – remember what is important!

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.
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The Simulator is Open!

The PGA Tour is shut down. But you do not have to stop swinging. Right here at Muskoka Highlands! When the golf bug bites and you can’t find a tee deck open anywhere, what do you do? You head to Muskoka Highlands where we have a state of the art hi-def simulator at the ready fore your game. With over 20 courses, we have a course fore everyone. Groups of 4 permitted. Social Distancing enforced. Still fun!

Wildlife

Golf courses are safe areas fore wildlife – and they enjoy it, when you are not golfing! Then nothing is safe!!

Even the wiley fox hunts in golf’s off season. He can have all of the voles he finds….

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 work with you to make your day special.