Here’s why you should become a member!

Membership of one of the most prestigious shooting grounds in the country represents fantastic value for money, with probably the cheapest commercial club shooting from only 36p a target (42p for non-members). 100 birds will only cost you £36 – guaranteed to be the cheapest shooting in the South East if not the UK.

Once your membership is accepted, as well as the benefits listed below which will enable you to shoot at least one round per annum for free, you will be issued with your own photo ID target card, which you can pre-load with targets and shoot as and when you like subject to normal opening times and competition calendars.

Practice disciplines include English Sporting, Skeet, DTL, ABT, Compak, FITASC and our dedicated shooting school with high tower, grouse butt and much more…..  The Compak/FITASC deck has a wireless release system with multi-function shooting facility and also there is a Voice Release System on the DTL.

Southdown have a gun room, shooting equipment & supplies shop on-site and have additional access to larger range of stock.  Southdown Gun Room and Shooting Supplies stock a large range and variety of cartridges on site.


Benefits of membership of Southdown Gun Club include;


  • Reduced shooting rates
  • 50 clays FREE for your birthday
  • Refer a member and receive 50 FREE clays
  • Frequent shooter discount – pay for 25 rounds get 26th free
  • 10% Discount on lessons
  • Free membership for under 16’s if they have a parent/guardian who is a member.
  • All cartridges bought in the shop at the thousand rate no matter what quantity you buy
  • A cartridge loyalty programme – buy 25 slabs get a free round of 100 practice clays


Annual membership cost is £150 for single membership and £270 for joint membership.


The membership year runs annually from 1st February to 31st January. Membership is pro-rated when joining part way through the membership year.


An initial fee of £10 will also be charged for you membership card (£20 for joint membership cards where 2 cards are issued).


Shotgun / Firearms licences will be checked at the time of joining and annually thereafter. Licenses should be in date and valid at all times.


Membership is payable by Direct Debit. Using Direct Debit payment is an easy and simple way for you to manage your membership payments and renewal and reduces administration.


Direct Debit is the most secure form of payment with high level data security. You are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee which entitles you to a full and immediate refund of any payments taken from your account in error. We use GoCardless to manage/collect Direct Debit payments.  This ensures you have added data security through their robust systems, they’ve been awarded ISO 27001 certification, a widely recognised internationally accepted standard for information/data security.


In order to join please email us directly at and one of our team will reply to you with further information and the details you need for setting up your Direct Debit. It is a very quick, easy and efficient process. Once your Direct Debit has been approved and set up your membership pack containing your membership card will be processed and sent out to you by post.