The Overview

Old Man Winter is winning the weather argument this weekend. While it will be chilly temps, the sun on the face will make it feel quite warm. The winds did not take us to Kansas yesterday so we remain in our wonderful region and wait for Spring take hold. The roads are not great in some of the region, but many of us are not travelling at this time. It will remain cold through tomorrow when the winds shift to the South bringing back the warmer temps. Winter will release the 45th tomorrow – with better weather fore getting outside and keeping some reasonable personal routine going while remaining at a distance from others.
We will get sunshine to perk up our spirits in this challenging time. Encouraging news out of China – their Covid continue to stall. 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).

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -14C(FL -22C) and will warm to -4C (FL -8C) in the afternoon and then drop off the cliff to -15C (FL -20C) overnight. Old Man Winter won the weather argument this weekend.
Today the winds come from the North at 17kph and calming to 6kph by tonight. Overnight they shift back to the East ramping up to 17kph by the evening. The wind direction is like the tide – tide is in, from the South.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 7:17AM, Sunset – 7:31PM. The longer sunny daylight is going to help lift spirits today – we need to keep our mental health in check as well.
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The UV index will be High. Sun reflecting off the snow will make it a sun-burn day.

Road Report

Road report – the quick change in the temp yesterday turned rain into snow and ice bringing the plows back out. Routes east of GBay and south of Point au Baril to MacTier show as partly covered, and Highway 60 into The Park as well as 35 from 60 to 118E also have plows on them due to remaining snow.

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Snowmobile Report

Snowmobile Trail Update – OFSC is reporting 8051 km (yesterday 8763 km) of open trails. The weather well north of Hwy 17 has remained winter-like, with their trails remaining mostly open Gogama and north. Here in PSM, we are truly in no man’s land waiting fore the golf carts to go.

Course Update

We are thinking about 19 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 single ride only and 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 on 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.

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.

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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