Kiawah Island Club Sporting Club

Goodbye, Gun Shy.
Hello, Big Shot.

From first-time shooters to master marksman, Club Members are smitten with The Sporting Club. With its emphasis on fun, camaraderie, and safety, the 800-acre facility has fostered a spirited fan base of men, women, and children of every skill level. A roster of activities and top-tier instruction invites participants to connect with friends and family over clay pigeon, skeet, trap, and five stand shooting across 15 stations. In addition, The Sporting Club plays host to an impressive range of Member events including Ladies’ Sporting Club Days, trunk shows, bourbon tastings, recurring introduction days and tournaments throughout the year. And for an authentic taste of southern tradition, quail hunting will mark the brisk days of autumn. The Sporting Club will play host to guided hunts, accompanied by dogs, across a series of fields in October. 

Goodbye, Gun Shy.
Hello, Big Shot.

From first-time shooters to master marksman, Club Members are smitten with The Sporting Club. With its emphasis on fun, camaraderie, and safety, the 800-acre facility has fostered a spirited fan base of men, women, and children of every skill level. A roster of activities and top-tier instruction invites participants to connect with friends and family over clay pigeon, skeet, trap, and five stand shooting across 15 stations. In addition, The Sporting Club plays host to an impressive range of Member events including Ladies’ Sporting Club Days, trunk shows, bourbon tastings, recurring introduction days and tournaments throughout the year. And for an authentic taste of southern tradition, quail hunting will mark the brisk days of autumn. The Sporting Club will play host to guided hunts, accompanied by dogs, across a series of fields in October. 

Sporting Clays

Often described as “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays most closely resemble field shooting. The Sporting Club’s ten-station course features three traps at each station and a new challenge presented at each. While some clays might be launched from behind bushes, others will bound across the grass, simulating a rabbit on the run.

Five Stand

Like Sporting Clays, a wide variety of targets are thrown in five stand. The Sporting Club pairs five “stands” or stations from which to shoot, with six unique traps that vary in difficulty. At each stand, participants shoot in turn as targets are thrown. 

Trap

Also referred to as clay pigeon shooting, trap is an undeniable Member favorite. A spring-loaded oscillating trap releases clay targets that rocket away from the shooter at distances of up to 100 meters.

Skeet

An exciting sport, slightly more challenging than trap, skeet’s spring-loaded trap’s targets are thrown diagonally across the shooter’s field of vision as well as directly away from them.

Our Shooting Stars

Whether hosting a corporate event, bachelorette party, or giving individual lessons, Elizabeth and Will Fennell aim to please. The Sporting Club’s instructors lead Members with patience and encouragement, creating a shooting experience unique to the needs and desires of each participant. Elizabeth, one of only four National Sporting Clays Association Level III instructors, and Will boast more than a decade of experience in instruction. Together, they developed one of the country’s top shooting programs before arriving on Kiawah’s shores. 

“One of my favorite things is to bring people into the sport. And I get to do a lot of that here at The Sporting Club.”
– Elizabeth Fennell, Lead Instructor

Explore The Kiawah Island Club

Racquet Sports

From top-tier tennis to invigorating squash, our red clay and Har-Tru courts and the Sports Pavilion’s state-of-the-art multi-purpose room are a win-win combination.

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Golf

Tom Fazio, Tom Watson…and you! Take a swing at one of two world-class private courses, designed by masters of the game and rolling out against breathtaking natural landscapes.

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Outdoor Exploration

Hike. Bike. Run. Sun. Boat. Float. From Cassique’s Boathouse and kayak dock to GoKiawah’s inspired programming, Kiawah’s outdoor recreation is a year-round celebration.

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Explore The Kiawah Island Club

Racquet Sports

From top-tier tennis to invigorating squash, our red clay and Har-Tru courts and the Sports Pavilion’s state-of-the-art multi-purpose room are a win-win combination.

Details

Golf

Tom Fazio, Tom Watson…and you! Take a swing at one of two world-class private courses, designed by masters of the game and rolling out against breathtaking natural landscapes.

Details

Outdoor Exploration

Hike. Bike. Run. Sun. Boat. Float. From Cassique’s Boathouse and kayak dock to GoKiawah’s inspired programming, Kiawah’s outdoor recreation is a year-round celebration.

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