Do you allow pistols?

Yes, Drake landing currently has four pistol ranges that vary from 20 to 50 yards.

Are Gift Certificates available?

Yes, we do have gift certificates available in any amount. Please call or come by office.

Do I need a special gun for sporting clays?

No, any shotgun is fine. Anything from a single shot to the most elaborate double barrels. (Since targets may be released two at a time, we encourage a shotgun that holds two shells but are not required.)

Do you rent shotguns?

Yes, we have several different available in youth and adult sizes. We do not rent rifles or pistols.

Do I need special shells?

Yes, we encourage light target loads. The only sizes permitted are 7 1/2 to 9 shot. You may bring your own or you may purchase some in our shop.

Are there instructors available?

Yes, there are many forms of instruction at Drake Landing. Inquire in the office or call and schedule a time. 919-552-9455.

What is the difference between Sporting Clays and 5-stand?

Both use clay targets, but are presented differently. Our sporting clay course is a 13 station trail with two traps at each station. 5-stands is a game set up with a menu at each shooting booth.

Do I need to make a reservation?

It depends on the size of your group. If you are bringing a party of six or more a reservation is required. Otherwise, Drake Landing is set up on a first come first serve basis.

What are your hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are:

Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday closed


Are you open year round?

Yes, with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Drake landing is normally open Wed-Sat. We are normally open on other holidays that fall on a Monday.

Where are you located?

3146 Chalybeate Springs Rd.
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Do you sell reloading supplies?

Drake Landing does not sell reloading supplies, however you can contact Earl McLean at 919-268-1470 for some supplies.

Do you host shooting tournaments for Clays, Archery, or Pistol?

No, Drake Landing is open to the general public for regular activities.

Do you have transportation available for your ranges and courses?

Yes, we have golf carts available for rent on our sporting clays course. Your own vehicle is used for transportation to our pistol and rifle ranges.

Can I bring my own Golf Cart?

Yes, you may bring your own transportation for the sporting clays with you assuming all liability. All people are expected to behave and maintain a proper speed.

What are your prices?

Our prices are available on our website

Is there an age limit for children?

There is no age limit, but more of a suggested weight. To ensure proper handling of a firearm and a positive experience we recommend about 80lbs.

Can I bring my dog?

Your pet is welcome at as long as it is well behaved or on a leash. All pets must be under owner’s control at ALL TIMES.

How much time does it take to shoot a round?

With a cart a round could take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours depending on the size of your party.

Does someone need to escort me around the Sporting Clays course?

No, Our range is fully automated, allowing shooters to trap for each other. Staff members will begin the round with you to make sure everyone is safe and know where they are going before leaving. A complete tour of the course is also available before starting.

What type of choke is good to shoot with on your course?

We try to set all targets where an improved cylinder can comfortably hit all targets