Island Lake Shooting Range

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: yes | Other: yes | Birds: no
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Exit Kensington Road and turn left if traveling south or right if traveling north. At the first stop light (.1 miles) turn left onto Grand River Rd. Drive about .8 miles and you will see the sign for Island Lake Shooting Range on the left hand side. The club is 45 miles form Detroit and 45 miles from Flint.

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Club Type: Public
Location: 13600 E. Grand River  Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: (248) 437-2784


15 Reviews

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

    Visiting from Colorado made the trip up from Jackson. Very nice facility with a well laid out course. Started the first 2 stands shooting the AB birds but switched to the CD pairs for a more humbling experience. Would not hesitate to return and would highly recommend this course to my friends. Having all traps loaded and in working order makes for a pleasant round of clays.

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

    Island Lake is my “normal” shotgun course. I try to shoot at least one 100-bird round a week there, and there’s enough variety there to keep it fresh. Not too easy, not too hard… If I feel lazy or need a bit of ego-boosting, I shoot the A-B traps. If I feel ambitious or need to remind myself I’m only human, I shoot the C-D pairs. Plenty of rental “strollers” and “golf” carts, centrally located in SE michigan, near Detroit and Lansing, a nice mile-and-a-half walk in the boonies…

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

    First Class facility for Sporting Clays . They change the course once a month and give wonderful presentations . You can shoot your sub-gauges at combinations of A & B birds and you can shoot your 12 gauge at combinations of the C & D birds . The A’s & B’s will be broken in the 23 to 35 yard range . The C’s & D’s will be broken in the 40 to 60 yard range . Good Luck & have fun .

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

    I brought a few friends who are new to clay shooting to island lake today to shoot sporting clays. The course was great. However, customer service was not. The girl behind the counter treated us like we were an inconvenience. Long story short, I know of two young professionals who might have spent thousands over the course of their lives in shooting facilities like this one that now won’t- I’ll never get these guys out to a real shotgun range again. As for me, I shoot a lot, and will be living in Southeast MI permanently soon. I’ll be taking by business elsewhere as well. The attitude of people working at the range should never be a barrier to getting new people into our sport.

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

    My brothers and I were at Island Lake range on labor day weekend. The staff was friendly very helpful & knowledgeable. The rental guns were a blessing also. The stations were clean and well laid out for maximum safety and cleanliness. The only thing I would suggest to add is food, something basic burgers and dogs. We all had an awesome time.

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

    I went to the Island Lake Shooting Range with a buddy this summer. My buddy had shoot at the range previously, it was my first visit. It was refreshing compared the traditional indoor ranges. The people were friendly, there were various shooting options, handguns and shot gun/rifles. A very relaxed environment, a jewel for the State of Michigan. I plan to revisit this winter.

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

    This is an excellent facility. Skeet, Trap, complex 5-stand (referred to as Hunter’s Clays), and TWO Sporting Clay Courses are available.
    My brother-in-law instructs sporting clays at a five diamond resort course in east Tennessee. The maintenance and upkeep of Island Lake is comparable to his course. I have shot several different courses in multiple states, and Island Lake’s blue course is amongst the “friendliest” as far as shot difficulty. The red course is more difficult, but still probably only a 6 or 7 on a 10 scale of difficulty. The shots can be made more difficult by electing for true pairs on report pair assignments, or omitting simpler stands, and shooting complex stands twice. (Something that is possible, thanks to the electronic counter system used.)
    My interactions with the staff have been friendly and professional. I would suggest Mr. Ron Grey as an instructor. His approach is laid back, and his instruction is immensely helpful.
    I have never utilized the rifle range, but there is one available, as well as a patterning board.
    The sporting clays course is absolutely walkable, and makes for a very nice 2 or 3 hours of shooting and a little exercise as well.
    Prices seem to be on par with most courses. Ammo prices (like ALL ranges) are substantially higher than buying at a retail outlet.
    There is a small snack-bar with available treats and such.
    One small aggravation is needing to purchase a state parking permit (because the facility is in a state park). The yearly pass (and membership to the facility) is on a CALENDAR year. (As opposed to a year from the date of purchase.) Daily parking passes are also available.
    This is a very solid facility, and probably one of the best, if not the best in SE Michigan.

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

    Very nice sporting course and 5 stand worth shooting the sporting clays course is about 1 1/4 mile good day out and about.

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

    Outstanding facilities…..Great sporting clay course. Loads of fun.

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

    Island Lake is an excellent facility, with a friendly polite staff. The sporting clays course one of the best in the country. Also the trap, skeet and five-stand fields excellent too. You will enjoy the place.

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

    Great facility but the staff could use some lessons in customer relations. Seems like we have a hassle every time we shoot here. Bottom line: great course, weak staff.

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

    Shot sporting clays twice in a week, TERRIFIC course. Can’t say enough good things about this facility. Had a great time. Don’t miss it.

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

    Apparently, the surrounding residences (who moved in knowing the shooting club was there)found the gunshots to be unsettling and complained. As a result, the club has constructed enclosed shooting stations (insulated walls to follow) to help curb the sound. The club is well managed, and the presentations challenge all levels. The club house is relatively new, the people are great but most of all the shooting was fun. Thanks for a great time.

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

    I love this Range, its a nice place to go year round and the 25, 50, and 100 yard shooting zones helps out a lot and its never over crowded and the over the top gun people tend to miss this place. It’s a real big state park thats happens to be very nice, you can go to next door with the family and Cook off a few while the BBQ cooks and the old girl will never know unless someone slips up.

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