Archery Philippines – How much will learning to shoot cost?
I’ve been wanting to learn how to shoot a bow since I saw Hunger Games ;). Katniss was pretty cool shooting her bow in that movie.
I did some research and found a couple of ranges where you can practice Archery in the Philippines. I was actually surprised there was one in UP and I didn’t even know about it when I was still there. But I still need someone to teach me and I’m not about to buy a complete Archery set without some lessons first.
So I did some more research and found two places where they teach archery here in the Philippines and they’re conveniently located in Metro Manila. Coolness!!!!
The two sites I found were Gandive Archery Range & Cafe and Benel Archery Club.
I still don’t have that much time to learn to shoot so I can’t start really learning till maybe summer. They allow trial shooting though so maybe I’ll give that a go some time next month.
Anyway, I was lucky that both groups had Facebook Pages so I inquired about the cost of taking beginners lessons. I’ll write down what they told me below along with some info about where they’re located how they can be contacted if you’re interested in Archery as well.
Gandiva Archery Beginners Class:
- 8,000 Pesos
- 20 hours of lessons
- Lessons can be broken up depending on your sched. Just talk to their staff.
- Includes range rental, instructor, and equipment
- Address: Unit 704 One Corporate Center,Julio Vargas st. Ortigas Center Pasig City, 1600 Manila, Philippines
- Tel #: 6388771 or 6384549
- Gandiva Facebook Page
Benel Archery Beginners Class:
7,000 Pesos for recurve bows (tips curve away from the archer, think old school bows that you see in the movies) and 9,000 Pesos for Compound bow training
- 10 Sessions sya, 2 hours each
- I’m assuming the cost also includes gear, range rental, and instructor
- Address: 17 Calbayog Street, 1550 Mandaluyong, Philippines
- Tel. #: (02) 531 4681
- Benel Facebook Page
So Benel Archery has a cheaper beginners class if I choose to learn how to use recurve bows. But I wasn’t able to ask if Gandiva Archery makes distinctions between the two types and if that’ll affect the cost of their beginners lessons.
And I’m still not sure if I should learn recurve or compound bows. Compounds look cool but I kind of like learning how to shoot the old school bows first before starting with the newer compound models. I’ll have to try both before I can decide which one I want.
I also wasn’t able to ask how much range rental costs if you already know how to shoot and have your own gear. I’ll have to ask them and update this post once I know more about that. In the meantime you can always get in touch with them through their website and Facebook Pages.
If you’ve tried them leave a comment below to let me and the other readers know about your experience :).
And for those who want to know the difference between compound and recurve bows, and what they look like, just watch the video below. Found it on youtube ;).