The Overview

Today we are trapped between two systems approaching – one from the East and one from the West. We are the meat in the middle. We will get rain from the East after lunch around 2PM. Tomorrow night around 9PM we will get rain from the West. The morning 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 now started in Canada. This is concerning. There is no serum for this. There is only release and counselling. People need to spend their emotional capital every day. Before C19, we could do this vicariously through our sport heroes by watching them on TV. The sport channels, including golf, have used the re-run option to satiate this need. But the challenges continue to grow. While we joke about it, couples and families have likely not spent this much time together – ever. In the past, there were options like a round of golf to at least change the venue, if not the partners for a while. 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 0C(FL -4C) and will warm to 8C (FL 6C) in the afternoon and then chill to 1C (FL -0C) overnight.
The UV index is MODERATE with clouds coming from East and West at some point today.
The Northern breezes will dominate today and most of tomorrow. They will start in the 15kph range and quieten through the day. Tomorrow night they will start their move through the compass to get to their new Westerly direction for Sunday.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:53 AM, Sunset – 7:48PM. Lots of daylight, some sunshine this morning.

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Road Report

Road report – roads are all clear. A few plows out on the 401 corridor.

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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 – at a distance. Things are drying very quickly with the breezes and sunshine combining to remove surface moisture. The cart paths are very dry so walking is a nice treat. The weather is warming, and the grass is greening. The course is quietly awakening fore your first visit.
We have been finding lots of golf balls in the roughs – they are popping to the surface of the matted fescue. Not many are Titleist balls. Which means that fewer Titleist have been lost than the other brands. Nothing says new golf season like a new batch of golf balls. We have our e-commerce portal where you can purchase the 4 4 3 Titleist ProV brand of golf balls as a Spring Special. We also have Callaway with the same offer at this time.
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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