Fall Golf in Muskoka

Written by Ron Webb, PGA of Canada Life Member

FALL GOLF IN MUSKOKA… WOW… once you have played golf in the fall season, you will return many times.  Fall golf in Muskoka is… phenomenal colours, comfortable temperatures,  prime golf course conditions, abundant tee times, your own pace of play, special fall greens fee rates and NO MUSKOKA  BUGS!!!

 

Options for your golf vacation in Muskoka range from Golf Trails, Stay and Play Packages or NorthGraniteRidge4book your own customized plan. One thing for sure, you are guaranteed to play some of the finest courses in Canada. There are close to thirty courses awaiting you in Muskoka.

 

For those looking for a quick round there are several nine hole courses ranging from the classic Bracebridge Golf Club to the ae
sthetically pleasing Diamond in the Ruff (don’t fall asleep in the comfy Muskoka chairs).  There is the campers choice – Eagle Lake, or the superbly conditioned Fairways at Kirrie GlenThe Sands is a challenging nine holes on Taboo’s property and the Almaguin Highlands Golf and Country Club or Muskoka Woodlands are great options if you are looking for a quick nine!

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Spectacular scenery awaits you at many of the courses featuring Muskoka granite. You will be in awe as you stand on the 6th tee at Bigwin Island, hit through the narrow opening in the rock walls at Muskoka Bay or gaze out at the vista on the first tee at Deerhurst Highlands (don’t pass up Deerhurst Lakeside if you have time). Several of the more recently constructed  courses in the area  such as  Rocky Crest, Oak Bay, Lake Joseph, Taboo, Grandview, The Rock, and The Ridge at Manitou (just wait until you turn the corner on # 18 !) have made use of the natural Muskoka / Canadian shield features in their design and you will be faced with shot making not found anywhere else.

 

Several of the established courses in Muskoka have undergone major renovations and projects. Sequin ValleySequinValley1-710x375 (play the floating bridge!!) has completed a spectacular clubhouse and the course is always in top condition with several unique Muskoka – type holes and includes their own family of resident bears (friendly and love to watch you hit the ball). Deer Run has added a second, very different, nine holes.  North Granite Ridge has also added a new clubhouse to complement their outstanding layout with many challenges. The “ grandaddies “ of Muskoka Golf, Windermere, South Muskoka, Parry Sound GC and Muskoka Lakes are through their busy time of the year and provide classic Muskoka courses.  South Muskoka has added several new tees and greens rebuilds as has Windermere.  One of the best par 3’s in Muskoka can be found at Windermere as you stand high above the green before you head into the valley for a series of holes. For a change of pace, try the links style course just outside of Bracebridge, Muskoka Highlands. The fescue will be down a bit in the fall and you will play some of the finest greens in the area.

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Fall golf in Muskoka — try it… be ready for the best golf of the year in Muskoka.

 

 

Golf Muskoka Industry Tournament

Now is your chance to meet the regions to golf course pro’s while celebrating Deerhurst Highlands 25th Anniversary.   Get tips, advice and network with some of the top courses in our region.

Please come out and support the growth of golf in Muskoka by entering a foursome into the ‘Golf Muskoka’ tournament being held on Thursday, October 1st at Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course.  The Highlands Course is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary, and has continually been a destination of choice by many avid golfers.

The funds raised from this tournament will go directly towards marketing initiatives that will continue to build on our success.

Please register here!

Public https://www.golfemsreg.com/events/deerhurst_2nd_annual_golf_muskoka_tournament_public_2015

Pro’s https://www.golfemsreg.com/events/deerhurst_2nd_annual_golf_muskoka_tournament_pros_2015

If you have any questions, please contact Head Professional, Ryan Barry at 705-789-7113 ext. 4494 or rbarry@deerhurstresort.com

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Deerhurst Highlands Course Rewind: Guess The Hole

See a Masterpiece in the Making And Play a Little Guessing Game to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Deerhurst Highlands

Take the Masterpiece in the Making Challenge and you could win a Deerhurst Highlands 25th anniversary hat… plus some bragging rights!
Click the button below and simply fill out the boxes with your guess of each hole.

How many holes on the Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course can you identify from their construction photos taken back in 1989?

 

 

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Happy 25th Anniversary To Deerhurst Highlands Course!

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Muskoka Golf Courses You Should See

The name Muskoka quickly conjures the romance of a rustic vacation, a getaway in cottage land, a retreat to the harmony of nature. With its clear crystal lakes, neat green forests and also sunny summer weather, Muskoka remains one of the favourite destinations for Canadians in the past century and it’s still as appealing and untouched as it is always has been and lost none of its appeal.

The spectacular resort golf courses in Muskoka make the region a premier golf destination too.

There is such a wide variety of excellent golf courses in the Muskoka Region. Some are more difficult than others, some are more scenic, some more relaxed and perfect for the family, others are perfect for you and your golfing buddies (enemies)to have a great day out and challenge your skills. We thought we would just put together a short but not conclusive list of golf courses in Muskoka, no matter your level you should make a point to play at one point as they will leave you with fond memories no matter how you played!

Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort
Deerhurst was among Muskoka’s earliest resorts commissioned in 1896 and has two beautiful courses for you to come and see. Deerhurst has ranked as the second best in Canada by Score magazine in the “Best Golf Resort” category for several reasons such as the views, the facilities, the scenery and also the demanding Deerhurst Highlands golf course. The resorts title course is from architects Robert Cupp and also Thomas McBroom.

Carved from the rugged hills and dense forestry, it presents the golfer with hazards to challenge every aspect of ones game. The Deerhurst Lakeside course is perhaps a little more forgiving and is a par 65 offering a gentler layout and provides a very enjoyable track in excellent condition to still offer variety and many skill testing holes for golfers.

 

Grandview Golf Club

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The Mark O’Meara Course at Grandview opened in May 2001. This course was the debut of the PGA Tour star in the golf course design arena. O’Meara wanted his first design to be on a beautiful piece of property, and he has made excellent use of the natural settings that the Muskoka region affords. The golf course course sprawls across gorgeous, rugged terrain with plenty of elevation changes, trees and encroaching granite outcroppings to give you the views and golf holes you dream of in and reminds us why Muskoka Golf is famous the world over.

 

Rocky Crest Golf Club

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At Rocky Crest Golf Club, situated at the north of Lake Joseph, McBroom designed yet another magnificent course out of the Canadian Shield of Muskoka. Wonderfully framed by forest of light hemlock and pine and birch, the fairways are accented by granite outcroppings and deep bunkers that supply definition and challenge.

Rocky Crest Golf Club is aptly named for the appearance of the Canadian Shield on no less than 15 of its holes.  This feature hole is a par 5 measuring 569 yards from the back tee with a forced carry over a smooth and beautiful granite ravine that requires your tee shot to carry 180 yards to reach the fairway.

 

The Lake Joseph Club

The Lake Joseph Club

The Lake Joseph Club golf course has been framed by dense forest and also granite from the Canadian shield, with spectacular landscapes of the picturesque Lake Joseph in the heart of the the region. The beauty and the challenge around this rugged setting will leave you satisfied and craving to play another 18 holes. The course is known for many great views but course design it’s really as strategic and challenging as it is panoramic.

So there you have four excellent golf courses in Muskoka you really should go and see this season.

And if you want to learn more about golf stay and play packages in Muskoka or golf trails to plan the perfect trip for you and your family or your golfing friends then have a look here for some great offers and packages.

 

 

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Golf Muskoka – Insiders Club

Introducing; Golf Muskoka’s – Insiders Club

What is it?

Golf in Muskoka is renowned for the exceptional quality and variety of the golf courses in the region to suit every golfers game and indeed budget.

We at Golf Muskoka aim to provide you great reviews and tips to help you choose the right course for you to play and to enjoy it to the fullest either as a day trip of part of a golf trail in Muskoka.

As part of that mission, we have the Insiders Club.

The Golf Muskoka Insiders Club is a place where if you are lucky enough to be a part of; (it’s FREE by the way) you get the most exclusive deals we can get you directly from a variety of fantastic golf courses in Muskoka.

Because the region offers so many fantastic golf courses to choose from and because you are a shrewd golfer, you want to find good deals for great courses, but you don’t want to spend hours searching online, looking for vouchers or calling each club individually…

So with that in mind, we have done all the hard the work for you!

What’s in it for YOU?

These Muskoka golf deals WILL NOT be found anywhere else. Besides, if we shared them outside of the Insiders Club, they would not be exclusive, would they?

Also, these special Insider deals are always going to only available in limited quantities or be available for limited times only.

But the only place to get these exclusive deals is if you come and join us inside. These offers will not be shared by the golf courses directly, they will not be seen on the website or posted on social media for anyone to see…

The great deals for golf in Muskoka that we seek out for the Insiders Club are waiting for you. So come on inside and start preparing to dust of clubs and enjoy some of the finest, memorable and enjoyable golf courses in Ontario.

What do YOU need to do next?

Its simple, all you need to do to be a part of the Golf Muskoka Insiders Club is;

Go to http://golfmuskoka.com/offers/ and register.

Then check your email. You will get your first special offer emailed to you right away!

See you on the Inside and on one of the best golf courses in Muskoka

Muskoka Highlands Golf Links – Tiger, Rory & Phil Confirmed!

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy & Phil Mickelson confirmed…
they have no interest in playing in the NEW Muskoka Highlands Indoor Simulator League!  

 We’re very excited to announce we’ll be using a new online scoring system specifically designed for our league. !

 

A Brief Explanation of the Program…

  • Our goal is to have a minimum of 30 participants.
  • You are welcome to post your league score on any day of the week
  • Scores are posted to league website in real-time and available for viewing 24/7
  • Program calculates and maintains a separate league handicap based solely on your league scores
  • Results broadcast on club TV in real-time
  • More information is available on the league website

 

 

Please Check Out The League Website

For More Information…

www.golfscoring.net/muskokahighlands