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Welcome to the World of Sporting Clays:Golf with a Shotgun

GOLF WITH A SHOTGUN

WHAT IS SPORTING CLAYS?

Immerse yourself in this exhilarating shooting sport, where precision meets outdoor recreation, offering the perfect fusion of the hunting experience with the strategic essence of golf.

Sporting Clays is a form of clay target shooting that simulates the unpredictability of bird hunting. Unlike traditional trap or skeet shooting, sporting clays courses are designed with diverse stations, each presenting unique challenges akin to different hunting scenarios. It’s your chance to test your shooting skills in a variety of settings and terrains.

Sporting Clays shares several similarities with golf, giving rise to its nickname, “Golf with a Shotgun.” Here’s how Sporting Clays is akin to golf:

A BLEND OF SKILL, STRATEGY & THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE COURSE EXPERIENCE

Similar to a golf course, Sporting Clays courses feature multiple stations where shooters move through a scenic landscape. At each station, participants face clay targets launched into the air from different directions, mimicking the flight patterns of game birds. Each station offers a fresh challenge, keeping the experience exciting and unpredictable.
  1. Realistic Simulation: Sporting Clays provides a realistic simulation of hunting scenarios, making it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts.
  2. Varied Challenges: With targets coming from different angles and distances, each station presents a unique challenge, keeping shooters engaged and honing their skills.
  3. Accessibility: Suitable for all skill levels, Sporting Clays accommodates beginners and seasoned shooters alike. It’s an excellent way to introduce newcomers to the world of clay target shooting.
HOW DO I

GET STARTED?

Whether you're a novice or an experienced shooter, getting started with Sporting Clays is easy:
  1. Find a Club: Locate your nearest Michigan Shooting Centers location.
  2. Equipment: A shotgun suitable for clay shooting, ammunition, hearing protection and eye protection are essential. All of these things are available for rent or purchase at any Michigan Shooting Centers range location.
  3. Safety First: Familiarize yourself with our safety guidelines and protocols. Our expert team will provide a safety briefing before you begin.
  4. Take a Lesson: If you’re new to the sport, consider taking a lesson from a certified instructor to learn proper techniques and etiquette. We have a staff of instructors available to serve you on an appointment basis, learn more about them here.
  5. Gather Some Friends & Come Out: Our sporting clays ranges operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unless it’s 75 degrees in January, we wouldn’t expect there to be a significant wait. We do recommend previewing our event calendar before making the trip to ensure we do not have any pre-scheduled outings or facility closures.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE

Sporting Clays offers an exciting blend of skill, strategy, and the great outdoors. Whether you're seeking a thrilling weekend activity, honing your shooting skills, or exploring a new hobby, ``Golf with a Shotgun`` awaits. Join us on the course for an unforgettable experience!