Montlake Classic Clays


Facilities
Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: yes | Birds: no
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Directions:
From Chattanooga, Take 27 north to exit 153 (Dayton Pike) turn left, go to the 2nd traffic light Montlake Rd. and turn left, go up the mountain, about 6 miles to Mowbray Pike (stop sign) and turn left go 1.5 miles and the Club will be on the right. From 75 take to highway 153 (exit 4)stay on 153 cross chicamauga dam, through the city of Hixson, until road turns into Dayton Pike then turn left at 2 traffic light Montlake Rd. follow up mountain until road ends at stop sign and turn left go 1.5 miles we are on the right.


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Club Type: Public/Member
Contact: Craig or Dawn Sheaffer
Location: 2009 Mowbray Pike  Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
Phone: (423) 332-1195
Website: http://www.montlakeclays.com
Club Hours:
Friday 12:00 until dusk Saturday 10:00 until dusk Sunday 12:30-7:00 or dusk

 

36 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    I love this place! I enjoy shooting, even if it is just the 5 stand. Sporting clays is the most fun as it is most closely related to a hunting scenario. It is so much fun and challenging. I hope you all enjoy it.

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This place has some of the nicest stands, grounds and machines for sportnig clay (all I’ve played there so far). The proprietors are very friendly and helpful. You can tell they put a lot of time and effort into this club. I’ll be back for sure. If you are in the area and want to play, don’t miss out. This place is a gem.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    If you look through these reviews, you will notice there is not a single bad review. There is a reason for that. This facility is top notch and the owners are even more Top notch. You will be treated like a member from the second you walk in the door. I am new to the sport but I see why novices and professionals both keep coming back to classic clays. Cannot say enough good things about this place. I have made Montlake Classic Clays a weekly Friday afternoon routine for myself and I look forward to Friday all week! Thanks for keeping up such an amazing place guys.

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    What a beautiful facility! It is obvious that Craig and Dawn are very passionate about what they do. This was our first time shooting clays. Craig and Dawn explained everything and made my cousin and I feel very welcomed. I would recommend that anyone who lives in the area or are just passing through to stop and check out this facility. My only regret is that it isn’t closer to my home. Keep up the good work guys, I’ll be visiting again soon!

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    My brother Ron and I have been comming here for 4 years. He leaves in N.C. and I in MS. We try to meet to see each other once a year. We travel to the area and we go shooting. This is a first class facility, and Craig and Dawn are just great owners. We always fill welcome to the point that you would think we shoot here every week. You need to give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    First time at the club, staff was amazing! They made us feel like we have being coming to the club for years. Show us the all the features of the range and made sure that we comfortable with the equipment and reviewed the range safety with us. Great place and we will be returning in the near future.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Today I shot my first round of Sporting clays at Montlake Classic Clays. I had a blast! The owners are super nice and they have a great facility. The stations were AWESOME! The two guys I met and shot with were awesome as well. Just a great place with great people.

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Great friendly people!!! Easy to work with and they are knowledgable about what they do! Highly Highly recommended!

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I would like to thank Dawn and Craig for making Montlake a first class facility. I have shot many courses and it was a great course for a beginner as well as an experienced shooter. Craig keeps you guessing from station to station on the sporting clays course and Dawn is willing to take time with the first time visitors to make you truly feel at home. I will be returning again soon to enjoy the wonderful facilities that Montlake Classic Clays has to offer. Keep up the great work!

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My son and I went for the first time yesterday and loved it! The staff was extremely helpful in explaining everything to my son and I. They also went above and beyond to help us with our new gun as well. Great place for father-son time. We will definitely be back many more times. Thank you for the nice place to shoot.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great place! Please note the hours listed here are wrong. They are not open on Thursdays (by appt only). Make sure to call first.

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Craig and Dawn are great people and have made an extraordinary facility to shoot many varieties of clays at. Myself coming up twice to three times a week and being on the sale creek clay dusters the prices are great! Craig also works on guns and gives lessons to help shooters.

  13. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My son invited me to shoot with him & his friends. I now try to make it a weekend adventure with the family. I enjoy walking the sporting clay coarse. Craig, Dawn and the shooters really make you feel welcome. I’m not that good of a shooter, but still really enjoy it. Meet a lot of good folks there also.

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Craig and Dawn offer a top class shooting facility to Chattanooga and the surrounding area. From the beginner through to an avid wing shooter, Montlake offers targets enjoyable to all! Craig, a first-rate shooter, extends his expertise to those inclined. He is truly passionate about his sport and very knowledgeable regarding gun fitting and everything it takes to consistently break clays.

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Was a volunteer at a fund raising shoot for young life. As a life long hunter/firearms enthusiast and local resident, i “discovered” a true world class facility in my own back yard. Greg and dawn were have created an unbelievable facility. I am looking forward to visiting this range often and sharpening my shooting skills.

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Craig and Dawn have created a wonderful shooting environment at Montlake Classic Clays. A very unique sporting clay course that is changed often and maintained well. Besides having a great shooting ground Craig and Dawn are two of the nicest people you will meet.

    Montlake Classic Clays is more than a range. Craig does custom gun work as well. Once you’ve had a gun custom fitted by Craig you’ll want them all custom fitted. Does some good work on the actions of pistols too.

    Head up there and see for yourself.

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Had not shot a shotgun in many years, and never heard of Sporting Clays, until I visited the Club last month (May) and was delighted to see the Renaissance created by Craig and Dawn Sheaffer, the relatively new Owners of this Club I had not seen in over 10 years, dating back to the previous Owner, Carl Poston. I said “Renaissance” for the simple reason that word aptly describes what this facility is like today in comparing it to the old days I thought were “good.” I could (and will) recommend Montlake to any and all who have an interest in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, or “shooting” in general, even if only to sharpen skills prior to Bird season.
    Prices are very competitive and the facilities are perfection personified. The drive up to the Club is worth it, if for the incredible scenery alone – and less than 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga.

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My son, Shane, joined the sale creek school skeet team. this is where they shoot at. Dawn and Craig are awesome help with this sport. Thanks guys, see you soon!!

  19. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My son has taken a HUGE interest in skeet shooting, and we are shooting 3 times a week. As a beginner, the growing pains are frequent. Although he’s improving at a rapid pace, he still has those days when he gets discouraged. When those days happen, Dawn, Dave, or Craig are ALWAYS there with a comforting word or encouragement. He can walk off the field with his head hanging, and they always get him pumped back up before we leave. These folks are not only trying to make a living, but they actually take a personal interest in their customers. I drive 56 miles round trip to use this facility … and it’s worth every mile. They treat everyone like family.

  20. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    After a 2 year lay off of sporting clays Craig and Dawn are finally getting theirs off to a running start. Greg and I have been shooting at this facility for at least 20 years. We got to shoot the course yesterday and I can say it is better than ever. I recommend anyone wanting to get into shotgun sports to come and visit here. The owners are great and the people who shoot there are the best.

  21. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    As a new shooter, I would recommend Montlake Classic Clays Club to anyone. The owners and staff have treated me like family from the beginning. They bend over backwards to make sure everyone has a good safe time.Not only are the owners and staff professional and welcoming, the club is very clean and the mountain is beautiful.I have been a regular customer ( 3 times a week) for several months, and I have never had a bad experience. In fact, every visit has been incredibly enjoyable.

  22. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    You cannot find more accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable folks. Skeet and Trap available now Sporting clays open next month. Pastoral setting, comfortable and professional.
    I had bead work done and a recoil pad custom fitted and the work was flawless.

  23. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great Club that’s out of the way and worth the trip to get there! Owners are on location and super nice people – very gracious and accommodating. If you’re ever in the area, you should stop by, say hi and shoot a few rounds. You will have fun, feel welcome and appreciated.

  24. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    This is one awesome range. The drive up the gorge itself is gorgeous, and the range is also beautiful and outdoorsy. The range fee and supplies are very reasonable. You can bring your own eyes, ears, and ammo or Dawn will be happy to run a tab as they do sell ammo at a reasonable price just in case you run out.

    Shooting lesson from Craig are a must if you are just a beginner or even for someone who just needs a refresher course to eliminate some of those bad habits you may have picked up along the way.

    I’ve hunted and shoot all over the world and the family atmosphere and hospitality here is unsurpassed. You will not be disappointed. On my last trip out I shot 5-6 hours straight and I’d probably still be there if they had more food. Hey, a man’s got the eat and it takes a lot groceries keep this machine running… 🙂

    Be safe and have fun!

  25. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    Fair prices, excellent course, and the owners are good people, I love this place!

  26. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I took my husband there for his birthday, and we had a blast! The staff bent over backwards to make sure we had all the help, advice, and comfort that we could possible want. The area is beautiful, and the coffee is fantastic. We are definitely going to go back.

  27. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I started shooting here in High School 20 Years ago. I left Tennessee for a long time and recently came back. The owners Craig and Dawn are incredible nice people. Montlake has recently added additional shooting games. I recommend trying the new games and if you really want a challenge, try wobble scrap from the skeet stations.

    I also suggest getting your shotguns custom fitted by Craig, it will make a huge difference in your performance.

  28. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    This was my first time skeet shooting, and what a wonderful experience it was. Owners/staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. So nice to have a facility like this close by to the Chattanooga area.

  29. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Craig and Dawn are amazing. Craig provided many private lessons for my 16 year old son who had never shot a shotgun. They were enthusiastic supporters of the first teen trap/skeet team, The Soddy Daisy Scholastic Clay team for high school students. What a safe and positive environment they provide for the teens. It is a clean, safe and pleasant environment, and I highly recommend you take a ride up there and shoot a few rounds. Congratulations on reopening!!!!!! Our prayers have been with you! Thank you Dawn and Craig for helping my son Sam, realize his dream of shooting skeet and trap.

  30. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Montlake is is as good as it gets! Everyone there is always friendly and helpful. All of their facilities are great and the sporting clays course is challenging and fun. I highly recommend giving this place a try.

  31. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My sons and I visited this facility in June, 2008. We did the sporting clay circuit and absolutely enjoyed the whole experience. We also took some canned photos with the spent-shell mountain and are still laughing about it. Craig and Dawn are such wonderful hosts and delightful people. They made us feel right at home. Now I want to return with my wife…what a hoot that would be!

  32. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    We have always enjoyed our visits to this range, not only because of the well thought out sporting clays presentations, but also the congenial reception we always get from Craig & Dawn. We are always made to “feel at home” when at Montlake.

  33. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    A truly, beautiful venue to visit- Craig’s hospitality and knowledge, is extraordinary.

  34. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Great place! Craig and Dawn are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Then have been very helpful and knowledgable. Their place is always maintained and if there is a problem they are very fast to fix it so your time there is the best it can be.

  35. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This is a great place to shoot skeet or sporting clays. The Craig and Dawn are very good people and their ranges are first class all the way. They also have a very good pro shop with some very nice shotguns and clothing for the skeet-trap-sporting clay shooter.

  36. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Great friendly facility. Nice background for skeet, trap and 5-stand. Sporting clays course winds through the woods and is changed weekly. Always a challenge. A nice course to walk.


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