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The Overview

Mother Nature is a cruel tease. She invited Old Man Winter in fore a visit – this is not weather social distancing! Snow will blast through in the wee hours of the morning, leaving behind snow streamers fore the day. Keep the faith – this will change and we will open the golf course soon. Just when – we are betting on early May – maybe before the general shut-down order is lifted. Just like any marathon, the finish line is there, just not yet in physical sight. But we will get there – together.
Kudos to everyone who has towed the line on staying at home as much as possible. It has worked to the point the leaders are mentioning golf in their discussions. We are working with the provincial government to get courses open at some point in the near future. Think May 5th – and find the online petition on Facebook to sign. The more names the better. The grass is green. In the mean time, keep an eye on your neighbour – especially if they are elderly (remember – there are more Canadians over 65 than under 16).

The Radar Never Lies!

Our opening temperature starts at 0C(FL -6C) in bright sunshine. It will hold at 0C (FL -2C) in the afternoon and then cool to -6C (FL -13C) overnight. Dropping back down the weather roller-coaster.
The NW winds are in control at 30kph. They will push through a snow front overnight and continue as random snow streamers through the day.


Daylight Hours

Sunrise – 6:21AM, Sunset – 8:11PM. We get 13.5 hours of daylight.. and snow.


Road Report

Road report – The roads in the lee of GBAY are an anthill of activity. It is doubtful you can drive very far on the major routes in MPS without seeing more than one plow. This will likely remain in this condition through tomorrow. But we think this is the finale. We hope to replace the road report with a Fairways report soon.


Pollen Index

The Pollen Index is alive and registering as MODERATE in these cooler temps due to Cedar, Juniper and hardwoods like Boxelder and Maple Alder starting to exhaust their Spring pollen.


UV Index

The UV index is LOW with heavy cloud cover today. The sun is not yet at full power.


Course Update

Mother Nature has hit the pause button on our journey towards opening. It is great to hear that we are tracking on the optimal line for controlling the spread of this pandemic. We just need to get past the snow now. Then we will open – with new routines for you and fore us to follow. Start thinking about how you will remember to socially distance when you come to golf.

Golf is close. And if you order now, you can have your new ProV Golf balls fore your first round. Otherwise, it will be a later round. Yes – the 443 offer from Titleist is here and we are ready to take your order. It will get you one step closer to the first tee – which we think could be early May.

Are you of age less than 40? Ask about our graduated member programs. $10 per year under 26, $20 x age til you are 40. We know you need to keep some cash for living – so we have made this as affordable as possible. Call us – we will confirm this.

Think outside the normal golf tournament box. We have great options involving FootGolf and LawnBowling that can involve the non-golfer in your event! Call us – we some unique concepts.
Determination and hard work will make you a better player. A lesson helps! Let us know – we have great programs from the beginner to the player.

Course Wildlife - not the ones on the carts!

Golf courses are a nature preserve where we get all sorts of animals cruising about. You never know what you will see – keep the camera ready! With the ponds just about clear of ice, these birds are back and it is wonderful to see!!

The Dogs

Hendrik likes this view. He is loyal and stays around home. He keeps our Cortisol (stress levels) in check and fore this we are grateful. With the ponds now open, he is quite happy to watch any activity on them.

A Special Day In A Wonderful Setting

Weddings are a special day for many people involved. Here at Muskoka Highlands, we reduce that stress with attention to every detail.
But our distinguishing feature is our setting – both inside and out. The clubhouse is designed to hold about 85 guests and the picture shows how this can happen. For larger parties, we engage a tent professional to create a unique setting outside.

Do you want to feel the warmth of a timber-frame clubhouse? Drop us an inquiry – We will respond and we will work with you to make your day special.

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