Portfolio Naples October 2018 - Page 60

expert levels, for men, women, and children. Whether coming alone, as a family, or corporate group, the ex- perience is set up so guests simply make an appointment, show up, and we take care of the rest. Remember- ing that this is a sport popular in Great Britain, shooting and other outdoor sports are done in all weather, year-round. e only excep- tion is lightning.” Hole #11, Great Waters course 58 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE e Sandy Creek site has provided a remarkable setting for the shooting stations. “e land that surrounds the Sandy Creek Barn is magnifi- cent,” said Justin. “e beautiful countryside meanders through old orchards, ponds, hills, and ham- mocks, and creates a realistic ‘walk- ing the countryside’ feel almost as if you were on a hunt. In many aspects, designing a sporting clays course mirrors how a golf architect might lay out a golf course, and as many of them will tell you, the best work they’ve done has been on ground where the less they had to do the bet- ter. e more natural the course looks and plays, the better, and I have been blessed at Sandy Creek with terrain that lends itself to what I truly believe will attract shooters from around the world.”