The winds of change are blowing into Muskoka. Coming from the NorthWest, we know they will not be warmer winds. We are starting to cool noticeably. The rain last night has passed through, and we are left with possible random showers that will hit or miss depending on your location. The wind will be the constant today. Wil we are not directly affected by Dorian, it is understandable that the atmospheric conditions that led to its formation will also play a role in our weather. We are all connected. Things will improve later today, and tomorrow looks better. Friday is uncertain on the long-range radar right now – but that will change.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 17C(FL16C) and it will remain cool at 17C (FL 16C) in the afternoon and then back down to 9C (FL 8C) overnight. The winds are being pulled from the North and this brings the cooler weather to us.
These temps will continue their slide as Muskoka tilts away from the sun.
The UV Index
The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.
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 blew in from his morning patrol – damp belly = wet grass.
But there are those days…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – only house flies trying to get inside fore the change in season…
Golf Can be played in any weather – except lightning storms. Today will be a great test of your game. You might be hitting driver on a short hole, just to get to the green. It was great watching as couples came out in their rain gear yesterday. Most walked 18 holes, pushing their clubs on a cart. We are a walking course, so this is a more likely picture here than other more difficult courses.
A golf course is built on dirt, but survives on its reputation. Muskoka Highlands is known for our challenging layout, but friendly conditions from the clubhouse to the green. Wide fairways lined with tall fescue. The ultimate compliment any course can get is from you – the player. And we had a great conversation with a retired golf pro who finds Muskoka Highlands to be his favourite course in the entire area.
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 –don’t drag your foot beside the golf cart – you could end up with a broken ankle or worse!
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!!
Ok Junior Golfers – you have School starting today. The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!