Ready, Set …Take Aim
Island guests or day visitors to Lanai can set their sights on the Lanai Archery and Shooting Range for an exciting and unique activity while in Hawaii.
Far from the gorgeous beaches and spinner dolphins of Hulopoe Bay at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, adventurers can head to the inland forests to take aim at Lanai Archery and Shooting Range, offering a series of customised lessons for beginners or excursions for those more experienced in clay shooting and archery. The Range is the only resort-operated clay shooting facility in all of the Hawaiian Islands.
The 14-station sporting clays course in the gorgeous wooded hills of the island of Lanai challenges shooters of all skill levels regardless of age, size or experience level. Targets are launched to simulate flight patterns of duck, quail, dove, pheasant and even rabbit running patters. Experienced shooters will enjoy the diverse angles and target directions offered with six high towers.
Book an introductory lesson covering gun safety and awareness, course rules and shooting etiquette, instruction and the necessary gear to get on course in no time. First-time shooters will be fitted with a shotgun base on weight and size to minimise recoil. Participants use over/under guns by the heritage brand Beretta, considered by many to be today’s top choice for competition equipment.
Guide Mike Coehlo says, “This is a great activity for all levels – I like to say that beginners are perfect as they have no bad habits to unlearn! Just like golf courses, terrain makes course layouts unique, and we have some beautiful views as you move along – sometimes you can even catch a glimpse of Molokai and Maui.”
The Range also features Compak sporting, similar to sporting clays but done in as smaller area to reduce travel time between five stations. Compak sporting has eight targets simulating flight patterns of different game birds as well as a running rabbit pattern.
Skeet, one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting, features targets thrown from two high and low fixed locations or "houses." Nine shooting stations offer a variety of angles to test shooter skills. A round of skeet is 25 shots; guests can shoot multiple rounds in an hour depending on the group size.
Finally, test coordination and accuracy at the pistol range. Whether a beginner or expert, there is an experience for every skill level on a covered shooting station featuring electronic, steel and standard bullseye paper targets with a distance of 7-25 yards (6.5-23 metres).
For a change of pace, and scenery, check out the eight-station archery course. Draw bows and take aim at 3D animal targets such as turkey, deer, T-rex, ram or boars, or traditional archery targets, from 5 to 25 yards (4.5-23 metres) away. Anyone who can safely handle a bow, regardless of age and experience level, can try their hand at this ancient sport. An introductory lesson covers bow and arrow safety and etiquette, instruction and the necessary equipment.
All guides are NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, NRA Pistol and Rifle and NSCA certified instructors.
Excursions are available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (last slot) daily and activities can be included in the Lanai Explorer or Discover Lanai offers. Contact the Resort Experience Planners at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai