The Overview

Sunshine abounds today – with positive double digit temps fore the first time in a while! April – we love you so far… The roads are all good, and the melt is continuing at a reasonable clip. Nothing too threatening yet. But where is Algonquin Park freshet – it is the whale. The sunshine is a welcome addition – it just lifts our spirits. And we can all enjoy it within our own bubble.
The discussion around mental health has not yet started in Canada. But it has in Europe – where the incidents of domestic violence have jumped by 30% since the start of C19. This is concerning. There is no serum for this. There is only release and counselling. People need to release their built up frustrations and challenges somehow – and if you are couped up with someone, they can become the target. In golf, we have advocated to keep courses functioning on a safe level so that people have a release. This is not for everyone, but it can be for many. Bike riding, walking are advocated – not in groups. Sitting in driveways separated but chatting seems to be ok. This all blends in golf. And we are trying to figure out how to bring this to you soon. But until we can do this safely, we remain in the planning mode. And we need you to prove this can be done safely when we get to try it.
Remain committed to self-isolation with a reasonable edge. We are blessed that there is lots of room in PSM for walking and other activities. Maintain your mental health. Help others keep theirs. Keep an eye on your neighbour – especially if they are elderly (remember – there are more Canadians over 65 than under 16).

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 5C(FL 1C) and will warm to 10C (FL 7C) in the afternoon and then chill to 2C (FL -1C) overnight. A wet one today with possible heavy rains in random areas, along with our first lightning!
The UV index is HIGH with all of this sun today.
The North winds will dominate today and tomorrow. They will be in the 15kph range throughout – keeping a chill on a sunny day. Sit on the south side of your house and enjoy your coffee.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:55 AM, Sunset – 7:45PM. Lots of daylight, lots of sunshine today.

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Road Report

Road report – roads are all clear. But lots of activity on Hwy 11 earlier this morning.

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Course Update

How are you getting your exercise with all of these closures? Are you able to walk anywhere safely? We walk on your course and you are welcome to park and walk as well. Things are very wet so picking your way around is key. Today is not likely the day to try this. But the weather is improving, and we are not seeing any Covid updates that indicate we are close to reopening.
We have our e-commerce portal where you can purchase the 4 4 3 Titleist ProV brand of golf balls as a Spring Special. Golf ebooks will be on our site by week’s end. If you can’t actually golf, you can read about golf. And if you want to mentally play the course, you are welcome to pre-pay some rounds and dream that you are using them every day!

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.
Determination and hard work will make you a better player. A lesson helps! Let us know – we have great programs from the beginner to the player.

Course Wildlife - not the ones on the carts!

Golf courses are a nature preserve where we get all sorts of animals cruising about. You never know what you will see – keep the camera ready! With the ponds just about clear of ice, these creatures will be cruising the course – talk about slow play!!

The Dogs

Hendrik is quite content to be around us more than ever in this isolating time. He is loyal and stays around home. We do go fore walks on the course – and he thought he would try the pond….did not go so well…..

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 respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

Muskoka Highlands is committed to your safety while you enjoy your game. Please read our COVID procedures BEFORE booking your Tee TimeLearn More
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