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The Overview

For those seeking some rain relief, it looks like we might get some overnight. And then possibly random pop-up showers later Friday and into Saturday. The randomness makes it hard to say who will get the shower, and who will not. At this time of year, we start packing rain coats just as a precaution – hoping they never come out of the golf bag or back pack.

The Weather Network’s Summer Forecast and it is a result of the  cold weather wall in place going from Greenland, across northern Quebec and into Hudson Bay. Our cooler air continues to flow down from Hudson Bay and now the NorthWest meeting the warm air closer to us. We are benefitting from this right now. The warm wet from the south is being kept away by this cool dry northern push.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 7C(FL7C) and will warm to 24C (FL 26C) in the afternoon and then back down to 15C (FL 16C) overnight. The warmer air carries moisture!

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is high. The bees will be getting tired? No! Honey production should be strong.

The Weather Wizard (Soon to be Dog Guide)

The weather dog came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = damp grass.

The Bug Index

The Bug Index is LOW with the mosquitoes only able to appear at night. The breeze at Muskoka Highlands keeps most winged raptors away from you while you are golfing!

The Fire index

The Fire Index is starting to back down with the recent rains.

Course Update

This past winter was one of the worst for many – from farmers to golf courses. Anyone making a living off the land had a formidable foe – ice. The Spring was no help with cold, wet conditions. And it takes time to recover. Grass grows at its own pace. It is a wondrous process to see grass growing in pavement cracks faster than on a prepared seedbed. We have faced this challenge and have brought to course back to life in about 6 weeks. It has been a journey and to those who supported us on the journey – thank you.

 

Golf Hint fore today – Golf – hit, chat walk, hit again and repeat. Nothing beats burning calories, walking a few holes and chatting. Add in some aerobics swinging the clubs, and some stretching bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole after sinking a 30 foot snaky putt and you have your own personal fitness trainer all set.

 Golf can be a quick walk. We play 18 holes in 2.5 hours on a normal day. If you have just a couple of hours, we have a 12 hole rate. Play early. Play ready golf – first to the tee, first to hit.

Safety Hint – if you are in a golf cart, please keep your feet inside the vehicle. You just need to catch a toe on a piece of dirt – and wham – you will have a broken ankle! And if you are a worker, it is a $1,000 fine and a court summons!

Concerned about our Watershed?

Are you concerned about our Muskoka Watershed? Why not join others cut from the same cloth? The Trifecta is a unique day of activity on a golf course, using the three main venues at Muskoka Highlands – Golf, FootGolf and LawnBowling. Net proceeds going to Friends of Muskoka Watershed to continue their stewardship. Read more here

Kubota North $200,000 ShootOut Fore Dog Guides

Muskoka Highlands’ staff and guests foster a Dog Guide Puppy from 6 weeks to 13 months. It is then a teary goodbye and the pup moves on to more formal training fore one of six skill sets from seeing, hearing to autism and seizures of various varieties as well as assisting those with mobility challenges.

We are on our 21st puppy. It is we – as the experience you as our guests give to the dog get them socialized to meet others without making a big fuss. This is a huge part of the training.

The other huge part is the cost – up to $25,000 per puppy. This is why we host an annual shoot-out – we believe in paying it forward.

Join us on Monday August 19th – have lunch, play golf, meet a working product from your work (Ellis now called Ancaster) who will be here to watch someone get another Hole In One for $5k – like Robinson Clark did last year. Click Here to go to the tournament site!!

Junior Golf

Do you have a junior golfer?

We have clinics every Saturday morning (when it is not raining).

We have weekly golf camps for July and August.

AND they can join the many that have already joined Muskoka Highlands – just add zero to their age and add HST.