Hello September! Welcome to Muskoka – we hope we enjoy your stay with us. We will hear about rain and more rain closer to Toronto and across southern Ontario. Muskoka will have a dry day into the evening. Overnight, there could be some showers, clearing through by Monday morning. We can be grateful that hurricane Dorian has not thrown its tail north yet.
The Radar Never Lies!
Our opening temperature starts at 10C(FL10C) and will warm to 23C (FL 24C) in the afternoon and then back down to 16C (FL 18C) overnight. The warm Gulf of Mexico air is being pushed north by Dorian.
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 came in from his morning patrol – damp belly = dew down.
But there are those days…..
The Bug Index
The Bug Index is LOW – haven’t seen a winged raptor in a while…
The best golf month of the year has arrived. September golf is unduplicatable with its brilliant blue skies, clouds chasing across them in the light (and at times not so light) breezes. The aging demographic means that you will likely meet your friends and neighbours at the course mid-week as retirement and semi-retirement looms for the majority of active golfers, and the baby boom generation. It is a great time to walk a few holes – you pick the number, we provide the route.
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 by bending over to tee the ball or retrieve it from the hole 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 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 on Tuesday. And some might be back into hockey already, The golf course is in great shape and you are always welcome after school and on the weekend. See you soon!