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The Overview

Hey May – you are starting to behave like your distant cousin January. That is enough!!. The North winds will keep the skin chilled this week. The talk of a visit by the polar vortex is a bit unnerving. Record low temps and snow on the weekend. But it will pass as we get into the second half of May – just in time fore the long weekend and mayhem in Muskoka Parry Sound.
Mother Nature closed the golf courses in November, and she is working hard to keep them closed in May. The temperatures have been consistently cool, teasing the grass into greening, but not into strengthening.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at -4C(FL -8C) in sunshine. It will warm to 10C (FL 8C) in the afternoon and then cool to -1C (FL -4C) overnight. Great news (not!!) – a polar vortex is visiting this weekend.
Winds – the steady 10kph flow of Northern air will keep it cooler through the day. This chilly wind is announcing the arrival of the polar vortex – January in May!


Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:00AM, Sunset – 8:28PM. Just ask Hendrik – it is light at 530AM – so time to go!


Road Report

Road report – Roads are clear today. Plow trucks are traffic barriers – so pretty good indicator of construction sites. They might be back to plowing on the weekend….


Allergy Index

The Allergy Index is HIGH with the cooler temps holding back the budding a bit. I know I feel it coming on – so let’s have it and get it done Mother Nature. Thanks to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder fore budding and starting to exhaust your Spring pollen.


UV Index

The UV index is just HIGH this morning. The sun is ramping up to full power at 61 degrees on the horizon. How high will it go? Let me know your answer….


UV Index

Course Update

The overseeding is getting done with one of the more sophisticated machines made by man – an engineering marvel. The Pro Shop gets prepped this week, and our online store is getting filled with items you want to buy online before you get here. We are getting ready fore your first round. Are you ready? Do you have the key pieces of equipment fore your first round?

One of the most worn piece of golf equipment is your golf glove. And FootJoy has a great offer out til May 15th – buy 3 get the 4th for free. Order on our website!

And nothing says golf like an order of new balls. If you order now, you can have your new ProV Golf balls fore your first round. Otherwise, it will be a later round. Yes – the 443 offer from Titleist is here and we are ready to take your order. It will get you one step closer to the first tee – which we think could be early May.

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! This Sand Hill Crane is not normally found on the course – welcome!

The Dogs

Hendrik likes this view. He is loyal and stays around home. He keeps our Cortisol (stress levels) in check and fore this we are grateful. With the ponds now open, he is quite happy to watch any activity on them.

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