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The Overview

Today is looking clear after about 10AM. It will remain clear through Friday but around 1AM Saturday, another rain wave is set to come to shore. This is typical Fall weather and something with which we can live. Hopefully the weather cooperates for a visit by Raymond Cho – Ontario Minister of Seniors and Accessibility who is coming to see the Lawn Bowling facility at noon today. An outdoor press conference is planned.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 14C(FL14C) and it will “warm” to 16C (FL 15C) in the afternoon and then back down to 7C (FL 6C) overnight. Sliding back down the Fall Weather Roller Coaster.

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:09AM, Sunset – 7:07PM – 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 – wet head – wet 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.

Course Update

Golf is a game fore all ages. It has been used as a platform for variations on golf – FootGolf, Fling Golf and Frisbee Golf to mention a few. But these all point to one thing – people want a sport in which they can participate for their entire life-time. As we age, we move forward for the teeing area. As we age, we gain accuracy and play more in the fairway and less in the rough. Just like life, golf is about experience. As a senior, we have so much experience we have gained from playing in the rough at a younger age. We learn the value of strategy and not trying to overpower something like a golf course. Great life lessons.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Playing conditions are a key component of this. At this time of year, you can expect most greens to have little holes in them that might deflect one or two of your putts. With his weather, we are seeing the grass cover these holes nicely – that is why it is called creeping bent grass. By this time next week, you will be wondering where the holes went. 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.

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.

Here are Brant Glenn and Guy – 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

Muskoka Highlands might be the only course where the Superintendent should have his Smart-Serve card. This Kubota RTV is useful to pull our topdresser when we have to apply sand mostly to greens and tees. In it’s quieter time, it is one of the more sought-after vehicles on the course with Hannah at the wheel delivering aiming fluid to many a golfer.