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The Overview

Welcome Fall. You are being a polite guest in our region. Your showers have come overnight and have left us with a virtually clear day today. Showers could come through overnight again, with tomorrow being clear and dry. Wednesday is looking clear at this point. GBay delivered once again by dissipating a fairly strong front of rain that was headed our way.

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 19C(FL20C) and it will warm to 19C (FL 23C) in the afternoon and then back down to 12C (FL 11C) overnight. Fall has arrived – and so has our second summer

The UV Index

The UV index is HIGH from sunrise to sunset.

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.

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!

The Bug Index

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

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.

Course Update

Golf is a caring sport. Over the past week, people have gathered to play golf and have raised tens of thousands of dollars for our health care. Be that hospice or critical. Our aging population recognizes the importance of keeping the health care system funded for capital equipment. The Bracebridge hospital requires millions of dollars annually to maintain the level of care we hope to get when we need it. Medical equipment is special – and expensive. Golf understands this – our equipment is also unique and relatively expensive. Golf and health – natural partners.

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.

Membership Has Its Advantages

We are asked about Membership at Muskoka Highlands.

Here are Brent Rick and John who love to play frequently!

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!!

Muskoka 2Man Fall Classic

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

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!