The Overview

Hey May – you are starting to behave like your cousin April. That is enough!!. The North winds will keep the skin chilled this week. But the hearts are warm. It will be a great week to get things done outside as there will not be the temptation to enjoy the weather – it won’t be terribly enjoyable. We all know that golf is a safe sport for distancing – it is built into the basic game. We need to adopt the old school of golf and we will be fine. It will happen soon. The pressure is there and your petitions have been a wonderful help. It seems the government is the only concerned body right now. Everyone else has stated that golf should be open. There is no reason to keep it closed.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 3C(FL -1C) in sunshine. It will warm to 7C (FL 4C) in the afternoon and then cool to -4C (FL -9C) overnight. Can’t fight a North wind. Winds – the steady 25kph flow of Northern air will keep it cooler through the day. This chilly wind looks like it wants to stick around fore the entire week. 200504wi

Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:01AM, Sunset – 8:27PM. A cloudy opening to a dull day. 200504sr

Road Report

Road report – It’s Monday and the start to a week of road construction. It is a wise use of time with fewer cars on the road. Get the roads fixed before we are permitted to travel again. Even the main street of Bracebridge is being resurfaced in this lull. Drive carefully! 200504rr

Allergy Index

The Allergy Index is VERY HIGH with the winds pushing pollen around. 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. 200504ai

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…. 200504uv

Course Update

And so we continue to prepare fore opening day. Fairways are cut. The seed arrived for the overseeding to start today. 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.
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