Markham Park

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: yes | Other: yes | Birds: no
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From East: I-595 West to Exit I-136th Ave. Go straight on service Rd. (SR-84) to Weston Road (the 1st traffic light). Turn right in to Markham Park. After passing through the park gate turn right and follow the signs to the range. Due to events in the park, range traffic is sometimes diverted to the left. There will be a large red and white sign posted at the intersection at these times.

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Club Type: Public
Contact: Club Manager
Location: 16001 W. State Road 84  Sunrise, FL 33326
Phone: 954-357-5143
Club Hours:
Skeet & Trap - Tuesday 1pm-5pm (Skeet & Trap), 6pm-9pm (Skeet Only); Wednesday 1pm-5pm (Skeet & Trap), 6pm-9pm (Trap Only); Thursday 10am-5pm (Skeet & Trap), 6pm-9pm (Sporting Clays Under the Lights); Friday 1pm-5pm (Skeet & Trap), (Closed Friday May-August); Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm (Skeet & Trap) 5-Stand - Tuesday 6pm-9pm; Thursday 6pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 8am-5pm Sporting Clays - Thursday squads start at 10am & 1pm (by reservation); Sat & Sun squads start between 9am & 12:30pm (by reservation) Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited. Registered Skeet Shoots are the 1st Saturday of each month. Registered Trap Shoots are the 4th Sunday of each month. Registered Sporting Clays Shoots vary, call for info.


13 Reviews

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

    Great place to enjoy a day of Trap and Skeet.
    Range officer was kind enough to teach me the fundamentals of the games and in less than 2 months i am shooting 23 of 25 clays.
    Thanks for the experience.
    Highly recommended to ask for help no matter your experience they will give you a helping hand.

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

    Did not enjoy this place at all, the people there were very rude and treated me as if I never held a gun before in my life. The staff is rude and I even saw one staff member pick up my pistol and fire one shot and then told me how my gun shoots alright. Another time i shot at the target and another staff member said “miss!”. I couldn’t believe the way I was being treated especially after I spent my hard earned cash. Very disappointed with the lack of professionalism. I do not recommend this range

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

    On Sept.22,2013 I attended their monthly ATA trap Shoot. I planned on purchasing My 200 rds of ammo from the county facility to find out they didn’t have any. As everyone knows no ammo no shoot. I started asking around for some HELP and low and behold I started getting some help. First I talked with a guy named John Bee whom I had met on a previous visit and he found me 100rds. Great now I can at least get through Singles. Next I chatted with their treasurer Mary N. and she Hooked me up with the Pres of the club Steve N. I had met him earlier that day as he was the score keeper on one of my singles rounds. Without hesitation he also found me 100rds for my Handicap Event. They made my day and made it very enjoyable. They are a class act at Markham Park. Thanks Doug Sherman Cedar City Trap Club.

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

    The rifle/pistol range at Markham is good range, and the facilities are wonderful. The best range in South Florida. I have shoot there for the past four years and would recommend it to all in South Florida as a primer shooting location. The staff is another story. I guess for civilians who have little exposure to shooting it’s fine, but to the experienced shooter many of the staff lack other than the basic shooting knowledge and experience. Having setup and run US Army shooting ranges for airborne infantry battalions and brigades rotating through day and night firing from qualification through KD ranges and some crew served weapons I have a different mindset. Many of the staff members would never be on any of my ranges, other than as shooters rotating through. The core issue as I see it is their mind set as well as lack of familiarization weapons. Many let the mouths override the butts and it shows. A good range officer has to be extremely knowable of weapons as well and being able to immediately identify and reaction to safety hazards that many pop up unexpected. They need to know how to extract a round from a weapon as well as thoroughly clear a weapon other than to just look into the chamber. For one, I would recommend that all safety range officer be NRA master rifle or pistol certified. This, in the civilian world gives credibility to the safety range officer. The second step is that all safety range officers be expert shooters, if they cannot pass a qualification course in the top 10%, they shouldn’t be allowed in that position. Being a safety officer on a range is a very serious job and they need to be prepared for any situation other than ensuring shooters wear safety glasses and ear protection and running their mouths. It is a privilege, not just a job.

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

    I just got into trap shooting and Markham Park is a great facility for a beginner. The staff has been very friendly, and the costs are very low at about $9 per flight and they sell ammo at $8 a box in case you don’t bring yours.

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

    I have been shooting rifles and pistols at Markham Park on a weekly basis for the past 3 years; I also compete in shooting matches across the eastern US. The Markham Park Target Range is one of the best around. The range officers are friendly, knowledgeable and, most of all, they keep the shooters SAFE. They offer advice to those who ask, and alert shooters to dangerous actions when they see them. If you arrive with a loaded gun, which happens with some frequency,you go home. Considering that the shooters vary from beginners to law enforcement personnel, I feel the range officers do an excellent job. The Markham Park Target Range is a facility for which the County can be proud.

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

    I think the Markham park shooting range is very poor. I go because its the only place where I can do 100 yard shooting. The staff are abusive and rude. They have quite a few unnecessary rules. You have to ask permission for everything you do. They won’t even let you pack, unpack your guns. The metal target holders are old and rusty, I cut myself on them on more than one occasion. On the positive side, they do have 100 yard shooting, very nice shooting benches that indoor ranges don’t have and the cost is lower than any of the indoor ranges. You just have to go there being mentally prepared to deal with the range officer abuse, stupid rules and the primitive system they have. Absurd rule examples are: No rapid fire, no human or animal target images, only 3 guns allowed (eg. 4 pistols not allowed), shotguns with pistol grips or less than 28″ not allowed. I could go on but you get the idea. When I asked about the shotgun restriction, I was told that someone with a shotgun shorter than 28″ was more likely to point it at somebody??? Say huh? By that logic, pistols should be prohibited. See what I mean.

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

    15 years ago I was a member of the Skeet Club, but family and life led me to give up my “Hobby”.
    Getting an Over Under Shot gun for my birthday got me back shooting.
    Most of all it’s inexpensive and EVERYBODY is friendly and eager to help.
    If you have a 100.00 Sears shotgun you can hit as many targets as the guy next to you with the 10K Perazzi. (And they guy with the Perazzi will be the guy to help you )
    Going to join back up !

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

    I visit this club when I come in from Germany to visit my mother in Boca Raton. First of all, it is an absolutely wonderful club, inside of an very interesting sports park. Where else can you watch $5,000 model airplanes race, jet ski fanatics practice their water acrobatics and mountain bike competitions on the way to the range?! Once at the shooting range, most disciplines, including the most difficult 5 stand that I have ever seen, are represented. The fees are extremely reasonable and the range personnel are some of the most professional and safety conscious I have met, but with that elusive talent of not ruining the fun while being so!! The ranges in Europe, especially Italy, are wonderful, but I always daydream of shooting over the water at Markham, with those beautiful pink clouds floating over the ocean in the distance. Go there and see!

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

    A fantastic park. An excellent 100 target course. Shoots are by appointment and only offered a few days per week: call in advance to set up. A Range Officer in a utility cart accompanies your group (you can ride in the cart or store your gear there). The RO pulls targets, scores, provides pointers, and keeps things safe. He/she works hard; be generous. The course is a blend of presentations of various degrees of challenge. All are superb. On our day the course was configured in 14 stations around a mile loop. It is in a wooded section of the Everglades and has both shaded and wide open stations. Some are over water. Do not pass this up. Highly recommended.

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

    Wonderful place for all. I definitely recommend it. It has a pistol and rifle range along with a wonderful facility for trap and skeet shooting. It is located inside of a county park which has facilities for mountain biking, bar-b-cuing, etc.. I will always come back.

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

    A great range! My afternoon was complete through the friendly staff and even one of the Board members approach. Rules and regs were explained in a professional manner and posted around the club. The clubhouse was open, clean and air conditioned as well. Mr. Markham in leaving this wonderful piece of property will help preserve shooting sports in South Florida for everyone….I fully recommend this club to anyone visiting the area.

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

    The facility is an easy 20-30 minute drive from the beach at Fort Lauderdale. It is easy to find and professionally run. The patrons and employees that I met were very freindly and helpful. There are four trap ranges that double as skeet ranges. There is also a mile long sporting clays course which I did not see or walk, although, it is supposed to have been designed by a world class sporting clays champion. There is also a pistol range. I do not know if there is a rifle range. I shout 8 rounds of trap on two different days. The birds are thrown out over a small lake. The back ground beyond the lake is trees. It was an enjoyable experience. I would go back there again. They have registered ATA shoots.

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