Muskoka Weather

The Overview

Canada is a wonderful country in which to live as we have weather that varies by season. It is often remarked that Canadians spend more time talking about the weather when there is nothing we can do to change it – there is no weather election. We are experiencing the transition to Fall. Yesterday was a great example of this and that trend will continue today. Light random showers will pass through and by Muskoka this morning. Coming out of the northwest, this system will lightly impact out of doors activities. Wednesday is looking clear at this point with rain possible later in the afternoon – radar is showing around 4PM at this point. GBay has the final say on this – we will see how it handles these showers.
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The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 11C(FL20C) and it will warm to 18C (FL 18C) in the afternoon and then back down to 10C (FL 11C) overnight. Welcome to the Fall Weather Roller Coaster.
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The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

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Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high –the golden rod remains. The tall grasses are shedding their seeds in the winds. I just need to play golf with a certain friend and his eyes set the rating.

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The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog blew in from his morning patrol – wet head – wet start to the day.

Not happy to be going back fore training on October 15th!

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The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…

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The Colours index

The Colours index is MEDIUM with the tree canopy changing down towards the trunk. The smaller trees are dotting the landscape in brilliant orange and red. The swamp maples are turning first, and the bush maples will be next.

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Course Update

Golf is a constant in our lives. No other sport has its own television channel that displays current content on a weekly basis. With the wraparound schedule of the professional golf tours, there is something new on starting Thursday, ending Sunday. This entertainment gets many Canadians through the non-golf season.

A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Playing conditions are a key component of this. At this time of year, you can expect most greens to have little holes in them that might deflect one or two of your putts. Relax – they likely were not going in anyways. But those holes are little conduits that let water and oxygen flow into the grass plant directly, not being impeded by thatch that develops as the plant grows and pieces die. Investing in your future rounds of golf – we are in this together. And this is where we put our reputation. The ultimate compliment any course can get is from you – the player – your second (and third and..) round at the course. We thank you fore this.

With the waning daylight hours, we start later and finish earlier. There are still many golfable hours in a day – which ones are yours?

Safety Hint – stay inside the cart, not hanging out like a Navy Seal, or standing with the bags on the back where you can easily slip and hit the ground hard getting a concussion. Enjoy the ride if you don’t walk. But think of walking and the benefits to your game and your health.

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Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.

Here are Mike Scott and Alex – just ask them how much fun it is to golf at the 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!!

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Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

The Ron Babcock Memorial Muskoka Fall 2Man Classic is revving back up on October 19th. Click here to register!

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Junior Golf

Ok Junior Golfers – you have School – but you still need your exercise. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!