British Clays Course Design
British Clays Course Design
The British built the first Clays Shooting Grounds in the 1800s in order to practice for wing shooting in all of its forms. The original courses were comprised of eight to ten individual fields, each offering several shooting stations set up to represent a specific wing shooting theme.
These fields can be shot for practice, used for instruction or, using a series of fifteen stations, can be shot as a sporting clays course. This design format allows a great variety of challenging target presentations within a relatively compact area.
The famous London Shooting Grounds are all built on this theme. West London and Holland and Holland, two of the finest Shooting Grounds in the world, did not happen by chance but through the knowledge gleaned over 100 years of target setting experience.
This experience is part and parcel of every Chris Batha British Clays Course. Each innovative design and layout makes the most of the terrain on which it is built. Then, utilizing natural landscaping and state of the art equipment as well as staff selection and training, the result is an exciting course design of the discerning wing shooter and sporting clays competitor in all disciplines.
The following facilities have been designed in full, or expanded and revised by Chris Batha:
Sporting Targets, Bedfordshire, UK
With the combination of over 36 acres of countryside and over 24 years experience, Sporting Targets is one of the largest and best clay shooting clubs in the country.
E.J. Churchill Gunmakers Shooting Grounds, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Voted best shooting ground in the UK in the IPC Shooting Industry Awards 2014 and proud hosts of the World English Sporting Championship 2014 and 2016.
Atkin Grant & Lang Shooting Grounds, Hertfordshire, UK
Our 'state of the art' shooting ground is open to all, catering for a wide range of experience levels and budgets.
Mobile Shooting Courses, Hertfordshire, UK
Dorchester Shooting Preserve, Midway, GA, USA
Private Farm, Pawling Mountain, NY, USA
Private Ranch, Gunnison, CO, USA
Castello Sportsman’s Club, Algarve, Portugal
Private Club, Kremmling, CO, USA
Hill Country Sportsman’s Club, Fairfield, PA, USA
Wingfield Sportsman’s Club, Yemassee, SC, USA
Private Retreat, Healdsburg, CA, USA
Wing and Barrel Ranch, Sonoma, CA, USA
Rock Creek Ranch, Houston, TX, USA
Chris Batha’s British Clays Course Designs for sporting clays offer simulated wing shooting presentations featuring High Pheasant, Driven Partridge and Grouse Butts.
Upland bird sequences create true-to-life simulations of shooting over hunting dogs.
Traditional competition courses are designed to include Skeet, Trap and Five Stand.
In addition to full build designs, re-designs and upgrades of existing facilities are available.