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The Overview

This is almost too good to be true – rain at night, sun during the day. And today will be no different. While the sun struggles to be seen as its power is diminishing as we angle further away, we will get to a sunny day this morning and through tomorrow. There are rain fronts headed towards us from the north-west, but they are likely to arrive after the weekend.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 15C(FL14C) and will warm to 19C (FL 19C) in the afternoon and then back down to 9C (FL 8C) overnight. The cooler air is a getting more common as September lurks around the corner.

These temps will continue their slide as the earth continues to tilt Muskoka away from the sun.

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high. Just ask an allergy-prone person – they will tell you that the Golden Rod is here!!

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = dew down.

If only he could talk!!

The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW – haven’t seen a winged raptor in a while…

The Fire index

The Fire Index is starting to back down with the recent rains.

Course Update

Golf is a sport played in a 6 inch area between your ears. Sure there is the physical aspect of swinging a club. But there is so much that is mental. The setup, the backswing, the contact, the follow through – all determined by our mental ability to remain in control. We can overthink it, or we can not be prepared. Where is your sweet spot?

Golf Hint fore today – Golf – hit, chat walk, hit again and repeat. Nothing beats burning calories, walking a few holes and chatting. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole after sinking a 30 foot snaky putt and you have your own personal fitness trainer all set.

Golf can be a quick walk. We play 18 holes in 2.5 hours on a normal day. If you have just a couple of hours, we have a 12 hole rate. Play early. Play ready golf – first to the tee, first to hit.

Safety Hint – if you are in a golf cart, please keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch a toe on a piece of dirt – and wham – you will have a broken ankle! And if you are a worker, it is a $1,000 fine and a court summons!

Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka 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!

Junior Golf

Do you have a junior golfer?

We have our final clinics Saturday morning. 10 and under at 10, 11 and older at 11.

Just show up!