Sporting Clays

Hours of Operation  

Fall, Winter & Spring Hours (October - May )

8:30 am- 5:30 pm (Tuesday- Sunday) 

CLOSED Monday

Summer Hours (June - September)

8:30am-5:30pm (Thursday- Sunday) 

CLOSED Monday, Tuesday Wednesday

**Hours Subject to Weather & Course Availiability **

Sporting clay shooting is a form of clay pigeon shooting. Described as “golf with a shotgun,” the sport differs from trap and skeet shooting in that:

  • It is often considered to be more difficult than trap or skeet.
  • It involves shooting clay targets at multiple locations (called stations).
  • Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clay targets are thrown from clay throwing machines in a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances.

Originally, sporting clay shooting was used to create an experience that reflects actual hunting conditions. Top-tier trap and skeet professionals may hit ratings nearing 100%, but the best sporting clay shooters hit their targets about 94% of the time. Although the sport can be challenging, it is popular with both novice shooters and experienced hunters. 

Start shooting

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If you're ready to come sporting clay shooting with us, it's a pretty easy process.

  1. Make sure you're familiar with our shooting rules and regulations.
  2. Check our events calendar to make sure the course you want is open.
  3. Review our rates to know how much money to bring with you.

We can't wait to see you!

Courses

At Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, we offer three different sporting clay courses, all in a natural terrain that challenges your skill and gives you a realistic experience. Each course is configured for a specific skill level, as follows:

  • Green course = Beginner course
  • Yellow Course= Intermediate course
  • Blue course = Beginner course
  • Red course = Advanced course

Each course consists of eight stations that are fully wireless and automated. Take a stroll through the course, or rent one of our golf carts for a quicker shoot. For a better idea of our courses, take a look at our map below.

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Skeet Range

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Our skeet range has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the eight stations are arranged in a half-moon between the two trap houses, and the eighth station is positioned directly between them. The high house, located on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target travels to the center of the field and rises to a height of 15 feet. The low house, on the right side, throws its targets from only 3½ feet but they also rise to 15 feet by the time they reach the center of the field. Each skeet round contains 25 targets.

Crazy Clays

Crazy Clays contains eight traps and is operated as a “flurry” station. You'll shoot from an elevated platform, and up to four shooters may participate at a time. Clays will be thrown at random from the various traps. In the initial launch, four to six clays will be launched at once. After the initial flurry, clays will be launched as singles, then as doubles until the end of the round. Each round contains 32 targets. If the flurry seems a little overwhelming, you can also operate Crazy Clays as a five-stand, selecting to launch one target at a time.

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