I shoot there every spring. Desert, mountains and the occasional Blackhawk helo circling the grounds...a nice setting...especially at night. It is what it is, no frills. Decent club house, plenty of room (and hook-ups) in the lot for RVs. And when there's a registered shoot going on, it's shoulder to shoulder...lol, but it's located in the middle of no where. We stay at the in-laws (Desert Highlands) and I make the drive, which isn't bad compared to puttering around Chicagoland. Call in advance if you want to bring an RV.
We are going down the week of October 8th and probably stay all week. I am guessing this is the club that will be used for the police & fire games due to the location. We shoot on Wednesday but have friends in other events throughout the week in Mesa. Trying to find a condo so we can split the cost and something thats not too far away.
Almost anything on SHEA BLVD, Fountain Hills is within 10 minutes or less of the club.
A little further north, to Fort McDowell Resort and Casino.
Country Club RD in Mesa is the southern part of Highway 87/ Beeline Highway, the Road the club is on,
Gilbert RD is the only North South rd that conects to 87 coming out of Mesa.
Most of Mesa is fairly easy to get to and from Red mountain, and to the north of the Club almost all of Fountain Hills is very easy,
This Imfo from A Tucson Shooter, I learned most of it long before the shotgun bug BIT ME, although while I was learning it everytime I saw Red Mountain while I was driving into Scotsdale, I felt a bad itch coming on.
Jim, I printed out the web site you put up. Looks like it may be a possibility. Do you know if they are having any good deals for the Police and Fire Games during the second week of October? Could probably book you alot of rooms if there is. I have heard that the host hotel is nice but far away from any resturants or play areas.
I put up my e-mail for you and again thanks for the heads up.
Tony, Are your Police and Fire games with shotguns or pistol and rifle? You may be looking for the range up in Usery Pass, still not a great distance from Red Mountain.I know there is a range, I believe public, that is very active not far into the hills there. It is not far from the edge of Mesa and Apache Junction on a road that cuts through to Rte 87 above Red Mountain. Very scenic area, nice country. Have fun,Bob
There are many events but my group is taking part in the Trap competiton. I am just guessing that it will be at Red Mountain Trap Club because it is the closest club to Mesa that I could find. I may be wrong. Waiting for a director to call me back to confirm.