The Overview

The sunshine is returning as is the hope of a warmer Spring day. The NW winds will keep the chill on us fore another day. The pollen and UV counts are heading up so something is happening. Our course gives the appearance of being ready to play. But we need a week of warm temps to get the grass truly engaged. Just when – we are betting on early May – maybe before the general shut-down order is lifted. Just like any marathon, the finish line is there, just not yet in physical sight. But we will get there – together.
Kudos to everyone who has towed the line on staying at home as much as possible. The pressures on mental health and the economy are starting to mount. It has reached the point where the leaders are mentioning golf in their discussions. We are working with the provincial government to get courses open at some point in the near future. Think May 5th – and find the online petition on Facebook to sign. The more names the better. The grass is green. In the mean time, 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-6C(FL -14C) in bright sunshine. It will warm to 0C (FL -6C) in the afternoon and then cool to -8C (FL -11C) overnight. Staying down the weather roller-coaster.
The NW winds remain in control at 20kph. They will keep the skies sunny but the ground cool. Overnight they will slow as they swing around to the East and battle a front from the NW, eventually winning and pushing back to where we would like it to stay.

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Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:20AM, Sunset – 8:12PM. We get 13.5 hours of sunny daylight. Enjoy!

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Road Report

Road report – The roads in Southern Ontario are still an anthill of activity. It is doubtful you can drive very far on the major routes without seeing more than one plow. This will settle down later in the day as they get their cleanup done. We think this is the finale. We hope to replace the road report with a Fairways report soon.

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Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is alive and registering as MODERATE moving to HIGH as the temps warm through the end of the week. This is due to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder starting to exhaust their Spring pollen.

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UV Index

The UV index is MODERATE with sunny skies today. The sun is not yet at full power.

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Course Update

Back into sunshine and green grass – and that notion we might be playing golf soon. It is great to hear that we are tracking on the optimal line for controlling the spread of this pandemic. Then we will open – with new routines for you and fore us to follow. Start thinking about how you will remember to socially distance when you come to golf.

Golf is close. And 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! With the ponds just about clear of ice, these birds are back and it is wonderful to see!!

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 – weddings@muskokahighlands.com. We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

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