I’ve visited many sporting clay facilities, but I must admit, Garland Mountain Sporting Clays is certainly a standout. You may ask how I even heard about the place? My longtime friend and owner of Outdoor Militia Joe Paget and James Eby are both from the Atlanta area and had done the course many times, so they certainly didn’t have to pull my arm too hard to road trip it on over to Georgia to come shoot clays. I had heard countless times from Joe how awesome the place was, so I was definitely eager to go check it out - he definitely wasn’t fibbing.
Garland Mountain Sporting Clays is a top notch facility located in Waleska, Georgia in northwest Cherokee County. Upon arrival, guests check-in at the beautiful lodge where one of the friendly hosts provide you with information necessary to take part in the course, and of course, safety rules and regulations are explained and a waiver is signed prior to beginning your experience.
I selected the Sporting Clays 100 targets option which cost $44.50. Also, I chose a gun rental option because I wanted to shoot an over and under. To rent a Beretta Silver Pigeon, the cost was only $20; all gun rentals are $20 and require a driver license to be held at the desk while the guest is in possession of the shotgun. Our group also rented a golf cart rental which was reasonably priced for $18. Garland Mountain also provides eye protection, ear protection, and ammunition for a reasonable price; however, you’re welcome to bring your own.
If you’re unfamiliar with the course, the hosts will provide you with a demonstration on how the target launching systems work. One of the most exciting features about the course is the epic view of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Also, the wildlife of Garland Mountain are used to shooters and people, so it’s very likely that you will see deer or turkeys on the course. We actually saw two mature toms that were not-at-all bothered by our presence on the course. We were able to watch them for several minutes before they slowly disappeared into the woods.
There are 14 shooting stations located throughout the course, and each station provides a different target presentation. The course typically takes around two to three hours to complete. Once the course is complete, guests can experience a wonderful meal at the grill. The menu looked phenomenal; however, we went too late in the afternoon, and unfortunately the grill was closing. A full bar is also available to guests after shooting. There’s nothing much like sipping on a good drink after shooting with good friends and playing a game of corn hole!
This is my first review of a facility, but I think Garland Mountain Sporting Clays has definitely set the bar high. So, I'm going to give my experience a 9 out of 10. You can learn more about Garland Mountain Sporting Clays here.
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