Our courses offer you a choice of two different sporting clays experiences. The North Course winds you through 15 creative stations in pine canopied woodlands, while the South Course leads you through 15 challenging stations in a plantation-style sandhill terrain. You can choose to walk through these courses, or you can ride through them in one of our comfortable golf carts.
Targets have been carefully designed to test your skills and mimic real birds in a live, hunting setting. Those who have shot our wonderful courses have been thrilled with the design and layout of the targets. We have something for everyone to enjoy!
Shooters (squad of five) can move from station to station with a predetermined menu of shots and combinations or in a sequence unknown to the shooters. 5-Stand is very similar to sporting clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two five-stands are exactly alike. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are usually somewhere between six and eight traps that throw the twenty-five targets. Five-Stand is a great way to get a sporting clays like experience in a small amount of space with very little walking.
A round of skeet consists of 25 targets in a set sequence of singles and simultaneous doubles. Squads of five shooters take their turns from eight shooting stations. Each squad member takes two singles and one double on stations 1, 2, 6, and 7. Two singles are taken from stations 3, 4, 5, and 8. The 25th target is taken after the first target is missed or as a final target (low house #8) after 24 kills. Targets are thrown a distance of 60 yards. Variations in the angles of the targets presented the “high” and “low” house result from the shooter moving from station to station. American Skeet is the only discipline that has regular, specific tournament events for sub-bore shotguns: 20, 28, and .410.
Shooters, in squads of five, start on station 1 shooting one pair of doubles each to station 7. Then they reverse, shooting on pair each from stations 7 through 1. On station 4, shooters must shoot the high house target first. On reversing, (shooting 7 through 1), they must shoot the low house target first. In tournaments, the events are on a total of 50 (or 100) targets with the last pair shot on station 1.
An International Skeet field has the same dimensions as an American skeet field. The main differences of the game are that the target is a bit larger (110mm versus 108mm), is thrown farther & faster than an American skeet target (72yds@65mph versus 61yds@50mph), there is a random 0 to 3 second delay from when the shooter calls for the bird, the shooter must shoot from a “low gun” position. We offer International skeet on field 7 upon request.
American Trap – Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA)
The most basic of all trap disciplines. Standard targets are thrown as singles. The horizontal direction is randomized with a maximum angle of 22 degrees measured from a line from the trap to the middle station. The height at which the targets are thrown is constant. The distance is constant at 50 yards. A squad of five shoots in rotation from five stations arrayed in an arc located 16 yards behind the trap house; 5 targets are thrown at each station, after which the shooters move to the next station on their right. A round is 25 targets with one shot allowed at each target. An English variation is called Down-The-Line, a two-barrel discipline that allows two shots at a single target with a scoring penalty for a second-barrel hit.
The same as American Trap, except the shooter stands further back than 16 yards – but no longer than 27 yards. The ATA reviews handicap yardage for shooters every 1,000 targets as part of their handicap system.
As the name implies, two targets are launched simultaneously from one machine. Squads of five shooters rotate the five positions on the 16-yard line. Shooting events consist of 25 or 50 pairs. Like American Trap and Handicap Trap, scoring is one point per target hit.
A variation of the standard trap is Wobble or Wobble Trap. The main differences are much more extreme target flight path than in standard trap shooting (the trap oscillates up and down as well as side to side), shooters are allowed two shots per pull, and shooters at stations 1 and 5 stand at the 18 yard (16.5 m) mark while positions 2-4 stand at the 17 yards (15.5 m) mark. Although this version of trap is not sanctioned by the ATA many shooters consider it to be more challenging and engaging as well as more realistic preparation for bird hunting. More experienced shooters will often shoot from the Skeet positions to increase the difficulty.