Sporting Classics calls Pine Creek a ‘shooting retreat with all the attributes of a great golf club’

In the latest issue of Sporting Classics, writer John Steinbreder provides a detailed account of his experience at the Florida hunting and shooting community of Pine Creek Sporting Club.

Spending the day shooting with a few of the founders of Pine Creek – Hall-of-Fame golfer Nick Price, Tucker Frederickson, who is the former No. 1 draft pick of the New York Giants, and Stephen Myers, Jr., who came up with the concept for Pine Creek – Steinbreder writes:

We start working off the five-stand menu, rotating among the eight stations. Frederickson chides Price for missing a rabbit that hops excessively high on one throw and then piles it on when the golfing great whiffs on a left-to-right. They both heckle me as I lose a target among the pines in the background and fan on a bird going away. In time, I get into a groove, and so does Price, who suddenly rips six targets in a row.

“My shooting is like my golf,” says the South African native. “Very streaky.”

I keep barking, “Pull!” until I realize I have run through two boxes of shells. I look over at Nick and see that he’s out, too. But there is no way we’re putting the guns away.

“Let’s get more ammo and shoot some trap,” he says.

That’s the beauty of Pine Creek. And the idea behind it.

Other shooting opportunities at Pine Creek include quail hunting, sporting clays, a quail-flush course and pheasant tower shoots. Turkey, deer and hog hunts also take place throughout the year.

Pine Creek has 40-acre ranch lots for building homes as well as two- and three-bedroom cabins for sale. Members can use the Bell 407 helicopter to travel to and from the club, which is located near Okeechobee.