Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: yes | Birds: no
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From Metro Atlanta-Go South on I-75, 21.4 Miles below I-285 to McDonough Exit 216--HWY 155. Turn Right on South 155 and go 7.2 Miles to Teamon Rd. Go Right on Teamon for 3.9 Miles. Take a Left on Jordon Hill Rd. and go 1 Mile to Baptist Camp Rd. on the Right. Cherokee Rose is 1/2 Mile on the Right.

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Club Type: Public
Contact: Casey Atkinson
Location: 895 Baptist Camp Road  Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 227-6569
Club Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 5pm


20 Reviews

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

    I shot the Georgia St FITASC tournament at Cherokee Rose today. It was my first visit and I hope it not my last. The targets were splendid, even the ones I missed (it wasn’t the target’s fault after all).

    The club was well presented, from the entrance to parking and club facilities. The courses were ( even though I didn’t shoot them all) well laid out and give the shooter a wide variety of target presentations.

    I had a delightful time and I’m sure others will too. Top notch club!!!

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

    Such a fun time! I love the new owners, they are amazing!!! I definitely recommend going! 10/10

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

    Spent a mid-morning this past week at this very nice club. Not very much traffic, as I think I only heard one other gun on the course. Two courses were available; blue and orange, with the orange course being deemed more challenging. All shooting stands and gun rests were firmly constructed and the grounds were well maintained and landscaped. The course is very walkable, but carts were available for rent. Although I did not shoot it, the club appeared to have a very nice skeet field. There also appeared to be two covered 5-stand courses.

    I would consider the targets on the Orange course to be moderate in difficulty; none too far. My home course is Rocky Creek where Mr. Cantrell sets some very difficulty targets, so targets were much slower and closer; however, the lighting and background made for a few challenging targets. Overall, I would recommend to anyone who is within 1 hour of Atlanta; it is worth the drive!

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

    My wife and I made our first visit back in the spring of the year do to a recommendation from another shooter at a different facility. When we arrived we where greeted by Casey with a warm smile and open arms. As we explained we where new to the Sporting Clays game, she took a great deal of time to not only explain the finer points but also worked with my wife to create a genuine interest in the sport. THANK YOU CASEY..
    Each trip there we have been treated more like family than a guest by everyone from staff to members, I can say without hesitation we will be joining as members in 2014.
    Having the privilege of travel we have shot on about 10 different courses around the US and Cherokee Rose is in my humble opinion one of the finest facilities we have had the pleasure to shoot at to date.
    I doubt any serious sportsman or sportswoman would be disappointed with the staff or facilities, I to find it very hard to believe that anyone could find a truly negative thing to write.

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

    I really do not know why anyone would give this resort a bad rating. I have been here several times with friends and groups and one on one with Casey. I HAVE NEVER HAD A 55 MINUTE WAIT OR BEEN TREATED OTHER THAN GREAT!! SORRY TO ALL YOU NAYSAYERS!

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

    WOW ! This is a fantastic club. We shot at a fundraiser with 330 shooters, and the entire event was flawless.
    The facilities are superb. The shooting fields, the lodge, the pro shop, all are the best of the best. Even the golf carts can carry four shooters with a total weight of 1000 lbs !!!
    This is obviously a premier club and well worth the trip. We will be back frequently, it is like the shooting equivalent to the Athletic Club for golf !

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

    There are other places in central Ga to shoot so take your pick as any of them are better than Cherokee Rose. I have been here several times and I must say I will not be back. After arriving to shoot I sat around on there porch for 55 minutes waiting for some one to show up who can sign me up to shoot. While waiting to shoot I had 2 “employees” sit in golf carts for 20 of those 55 minutes and watch me sit on the porch waiting for someone to sign me up. At one point one if them actually asked me “did you come to shoot?” as if there was some other reason I would be wearing shooting glasses, holding a range bag, and carrying a shotgun. After answering yes I was told “she” went to the woods and would be back shortly. How long would it have taken for her to return from the woods? I don’t know because after nearly an hour of waiting I left and will not be returning.

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

    We went to Cherokee Rose for a Clays for a Cure sporting clays event today. As a reviewer I can’t speak highly enough about this sporting club. The facilities are top-of-the-line, the design of the clay presentations are very creative, the service is exceptional. We walked the sporting clays course as part of the event, and the walk was great. The stations are close enough together, and there are not a lot of hills to climb. In the hot summer, I’d recommend a cart.
    I’ve had to think, “does this club lack anything ?” or “is there a weakness?” I would add a big pro shop. This destination would be even better to have a superior gun store, also selling accessories, like chokes and gear, and branded logo wear.
    I’ve been told this is a great place to take some lessons, so I’m already planning my next trip. This club is 58 miles from my house, with terrible traffic in my way – but I’m going back, and recommend you do the same.

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

    I decided to try sporting clays after a ten year break from shooting. Could not have been treated better if I had been a visiting pro. Tish drove the cart and explained each station as we progressed through the course. She also refrained from laughing at my score- no small task. Wonderful people, beautiful course. I’ll be back.

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

    I decided to give the Cherokee Rose a try this past weekend. I’ve noticed the Cupid Comeback registered shoot coming up in two weeks and thought it would be nice to give a registered shoot I try, but I didn’t want to shoot it without ever visiting the facility and knowing sort of what to expect, the layout, how to get there, etc. It’s about an hour and 15 minutes or so from Marietta/Powder Springs, not too bad of a drive. Directions on the website were very good. We arrived just before 1:00 and I could hear that people were already out shooting. I met Casey as she was giving some instruction in the arena, she came up, signed me in and basically turned me loose and we decided we would settle up after I shot. Cool! I asked for a puller, but was sort of surprised to hear that there really wasn’t one, but I could catch up to the group in front of me and tag along. I met Dan, Jason, and Devan and tagged along. Nice group of guys good company.

    Ok, enough of the intro, I’ll get down to the review. I don’t have much of a background to gauge this against. I’ve shot at two other places, Etowah Valley in Dawsonville and Schrader’s Bridgetown manor in Maryland. Nicer than Dawsonville, but a little more expensive, on par with Schrader’s. The course was immaculately kept and clean. Neat in appearance and landscaping. The traps were clearly well kept and functioned without any incident other than the occasional broken bird. The stations were clearly marked with big bright orange and blue numbers. Station / shooting windows were nice, racks to hold the guns were all in good shape. Nice benches to sit and rest on. Just wow super nice! Cart paths were nice and neat and graveled. Hmm, things that were different to me, maybe they’re normal, I don’t know. There were 10 stations of 10 shots. I like to mix it up a little more, but this was fine, no complaints. I guess it gives you more of a chance to practice at stations you’re not doing so well on…but if you don’t hit the rabbits so well, well, there’s more of them to bring you down. Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with this. I’m sure my personal preference is different than others. I had hoped to shoot alone and set the puller up for delay. Well, you don’t take the puller along with you from station to station like Etowah, or at least I don’t think you do. I think there’s one at each station already. I never used it since someone else pulled for me, so I’m not 100% sure on this, but I’m pretty sure there isn’t a delay, so if you’re planning on going by yourself, you might reconsider and bring someone else along. My puller is on family medical leave as we just had a new baby. Oh, with that said, there’s shopping fairly close if you want to bring the misses and she doesn’t want to shoot or hang around. Although, if it were warmer, the front deck looked really inviting.

    Would I go again? You betcha! I hope to give some of the registered shoots a try down there, so maybe I’ll see you there.
    Nice place, A+

    Also, the carts are $15.00 not 430.

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

    One of the nicest shooting clubs I’ve visited. We showed up on a day that they were having a big shoot, and Casey went out of her way to see that we got to shoot and was super accommodating. The grounds are beautiful, and they have done a great job of leaving the terrain natural and keeping as many trees as possible. 1st Class operation. We look forward to going back.

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

    Cherokee Rose is a great course for young sporting clay shooters. The is challenging but not so much that it is impossible.

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

    First off, we might talk about Casey’s courses, she has set up an easier course, and a Master type course. So on her grounds you can do your own picking of “toughness”. Casey is a great gal, and beautiful as well, but her great achievement is her ability to teach shooting. Her instruction is so defining of your errors, she not only helps, but recognizing your weakness, & helps you track them for you so you recognize what you are doing wrong.
    Casey Atkinson’s help is ever helpful and willing to make your stay a wonderful experience…Try it you’ll like it.

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

    I along with 3 of my friends shot sporting clays here in July. We found the facilities to be one of the best we have shot so far. Staff was very helpful and polite. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I have scheduled our church tournament here. Again the staff made the setting up of our tourney easy and was very patient and answered all of my questions. This place is very clean and layed out well which makes for a very relaxed shoot. Recommend highly!

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

    I went this past weekend with two friends. Everyone there (workers and members) were very friendly. When I mentioned that this was our first time, one of the members told us to load up the golf cart and follow him to the first station. He showed us how everything worked and gave us some pointers as well as course layout information. The course was great. It had some very challenging shots and some easier shots which made my buddy happy since he only scored a 22. I was impressed with the course and plan to return.

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

    My 16 year old son and I visited Cherokee Rose for the first time. I am use to Trap Shooting and recently introduced my son to Trap, and we both took our first turn at 5 Stand recently. We are looking for a club to join and shoot at regularly so we tried Cherokee Rose. We met Casey and Bert, both nice and polite people. We asked if Trap was available and we were told no. We then asked about 5 Stand and they offered their Sporting Clay Course as an alternative. I explained that neither of us had ever shot Sporting Clays and didn’t know anything about and tried to direct the conversation back to 5 Stand. In turn it was suggested that we try the harder Sporting Clays Course instead of 5 Stand. We ended up shooting the other Sporting Clays Course. Now you have to understand that we knew nothing about Sporting Clays, we had never been to this club before and we stated that to the folks behind the desk. Their response? Follow the road to the right of the sign, start at #10 or #1 – Come back when you are done. Well, we are done and we are done! Like I said the people were very polite – we ended up shooting 60 rounds and paying for 100 – neither of us knew that we were supposed to do the “Report Doubles” twice in each order. Well, we did find that out as we were finishing up the 9th station and one of the club members told us. Now that I know what the “2” means – next time I see it I’ll know what we are supposed to do. Anyway – more clubs to visit while my son and I look for one to join, but I don’t see us going back to Cherokee Rose.

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

    Nice shooting course.
    The course offered a variety of shooting situations that varied from simple to complex, some with water shots.
    Gun rentals and ammunition are available at the front desk.
    The driving directions are on target and we had no problems finding the location.

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

    Located just 7 miles (about a 10 minute drive) from the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort is a great place to shoot.

    My son in-law and I shot the 12 station sporting clays course in March 2005. Targets offered a wide variety of shots, above, level and below the shooter.

    Each station had two menus, one for recreational type shooting, the other for competitional type shooting. My son in-law (new to sporting clays) was shooting a pump 870 3.5″ magnum turkey gun and hit enough targets to make him happy with both the gun and his shooting.

    Friendly staff and clean grounds make for a very enjoyable place to shoot.

    I regret that we have been going to the NASCAR races in Atlanta for years and until this year not taken time to shoot at Cherokee Rose.

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

    Cherokee Rose is an excellent facility and staff is wonderful. I had never been sporting clay shooting before and the folks there were very generous helping me get situated. When I said this was my first outing, two members of the club graciously invited me to join them on their weekly friendly competition. I did okay thanks to their instruction. The course was well kept and was very challenging. I’m looking forward to returning and trying again.

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

    Great place to shoot,, Wonderful people.

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