What are your hours?
Monday: 10am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm – These hours change with the seasons.
Cross Creek Clays is additionally closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. During extreme weather conditions and events, please call ahead or check the calendar!
How much time is required to shoot a round of clays?
The length of time required depends on the group size. A twosome can expect it to take approximately 1.5 hours. For a group of 4 shooters it will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
How much does this cost?
Assuming Non-Member, 100 rounds of clay targets, in need of rental shotgun and purchasing ammunition from us.
100 sporting clays $45.00
50 sporting clays $22.50
gun rental $20 (can be split by up to 4 guests)
cart rental $20 (can be split by up to 4 guests)
Ammunition approx $10 per 25 shells
100 sporting clays $35
50 sporting clays $17.50
gun rental $10
cart rental free
What if I don’t have shotgun experience?
Our goal is to introduce new shooters to this great sport. We welcome you!
If you haven’t handled a shotgun, at a minimum, you’ll need an experienced shooter willing to assist you at all times. If you’re not accompanied by an experienced shooter, you are required to take our Introductory Lesson. Group lessons are also available. Our introductory lesson provides an informative orientation on safety, diagnosis of potential eye dominance, proper gun mounting, stance, and shot technique. The lesson is in a relaxed atmosphere and is meant to be enjoyed.
Why should I take an introductory lesson?
Our Introductory lesson provides an informative orientation on safety, diagnosis of potential eye dominance, proper gun mounting, stance, and shot technique. The lesson is in a relaxed atmosphere, is meant to be fun and moves at your pace. Our instructors are here to answer your questions and ensure a much faster path to successfully breaking clays on the course.
How much are lessons?
Lessons range from $25 to $150 an hour.
What is the process and what is sporting clays?
- First you check-in. This includes signing a Liability Release Waiver, renting a golf cart and choosing which course or shooting game you want to take part in. You can also purchase shells/ammo and rent shotguns from us.
Upon check-in you will receive a pass-card allowing you access to our wireless target system used to control the target machines (traps). You will also receive a scorecard.
- Once on the course of choice you will start on station one which will be clearly marked with colored numbering. You will continue the course in numeric order until each shooting station has been shot. Our course manager will also be available to assist with getting you started.
- Each station will have a shot menu. This menu provides you with the number of rounds required for that station and will also instruct you on the shot type. The shot type can either be a Report Pair or a True Pair:
Report Pair – Upon the verbal command of ‘pull’ called by the shooter, the first clay is launched by pressing the designated button for trap 1. Once the shooter pulls the trigger and the shot is heard, the second target is then launched simultaneously by pressing the designated button for trap 2.
True Pair – Both clays are released simultaneously by pressing one designated button.
If shooting in a group participants can take turns operating the controller that launches the targets. Or, if shooting individually a timer can be set on the controller allowing for a delayed launch.
- Keeping track of the shooters hit and misses is an important part of the process. Using a score card provided at check-in, shooters record their hits and misses at every station. Not only does this document the highest score and define the winner, it also assist the shooter with tracking scores from previous or future visits providing a way to gauge performance.
A Hit or Dead Bird – refers to a clay that at a minimum has a chip break off or is preferably smashed.
A Miss or Lost Bird – refers to a clay that is not broken, or at a minimum chipped.
- After shooting all designated stations the shooter with the most recorded hits or dead birds wins.
- Return your golf cart to the same area it was picked up. Grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage while enjoying the beautiful views on our expansive decks and in the company of friends.
What if I have experience with shooting shotguns but have never shot clays?
Our hands-on general manager will gladly provide pointers on technique, game rules and shooting tips. We also recommend checking-out the Developmental Course. The targets here move at a slower speed and are flying closer to the shooting decks. This allows you to more easily develop the hand-eye coordination needed to successfully break clays. If you’re easily smashing targets here you know you’re ready for the course!
Another option is our Introductory Lesson. You will shoot anywhere from 25-50 targets during the lesson. The lesson provides an informative orientation on safety, diagnosis of potential eye dominance, proper gun mounting, stance, and shot technique. The lesson is in a relaxed atmosphere is meant to be enjoyed. If you truly want to enjoy the sport of breaking clays and accelerate the ‘learning curve’ an introductory lesson is highly recommended!
Do you rent shotguns and what types?
We rent a full range of shotguns. Including premium Beretta shotguns such as the Silver Pigeon One Over/Under and the Beretta A400 semi-automatic. We have 12ga, 20ga and 28ga versions available – including ladies and youth models.
Can I bring my own shotgun and shells/ammo?
Absolutely! Not a problem! Just make sure guns are clean, in good working order, empty.
Can we rent a shotgun for more than one shooter?
You’re welcome to share a shotgun rental between 4 shooters (maximum).
Are reservations required for shooting on the course?
No. We are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check our event calendar to see if any special events are going on that day.
What shooting games do you offer?
3 complete, 16 station sporting clays courses
What is 5-stand?
A type of shotgun shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet. There are five stations setup on one deck and up to 8 strategically placed clay target throwers (called traps). Shooters shoot in turn at various combinations of clay targets.
Do you have a minimum age requirement for shooting?
The recommended minimum age for target shooting is 10 years of age; a Liability Release Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian who must verify & attest to the youth-shooter. All shooters age 18 and above must also sign a Liability Release Waiver.
Lessons may be provided to youth with both a Liability Release Waiver signed by accompanying parent or guardian and verification of the age of the youth-shooter.
Can you teach my child to shoot?
Yes. Simply schedule a lesson with us and we will patiently and safely teach your child how to handle a shotgun safely with others present. We’ll also instruct the youth on how to successfully break clays.
Why would I want my child to participate in shooting sports?
- Shooting sports allow children the ability to participate at a level equal to their peers, regardless of size or body type. This is not always the case with many sports. As such, it’s a great sport to build confidence in youth.
- Shooting sports build hand-to-eye coordination. This coordination is essential in all sports and generally useful in many aspects of life.
- Sporting clay teaches patience and focus.
- The constant emphasis on gun safety teaches responsibility.
- Shooting can be a very social sport, allowing your children to interact with other children in a relaxed environment.
- Sporting clays can be enjoyed with the entire family and a great way to spend time together.
What is the difference in courses?
Our red course is set up for all shooters, regardless of ability level, to have fun. We often use this course for charity/corporate shooting events.
Our white course is an intermediate level of difficulty.
Our blue course is our tournament level course with the most challenging of targets.
What type of paperwork do I need to fill out?
You will need to fill out our online waiver. The link is at the top of the page.
Are there any restrictions on what kind of shotgun I can bring?
Yes. Shotguns must have a barrel length of at least 24”. Guns with a visible hammer, Riot shotguns, Street Sweepers, and Personal Defense Shotguns (pistol grip) are NOT allowed.
Can I bring my pistols or rifles?
No. We are a shotgun-only range.
Do you sell ear and eye protection?
We do sell inexpensive but effective eye and ear protection in our General Store.
How can I become a member?
Individual, Family, and Corporate Membership levels are offered. Please see our pricing page for details.