CRAFT AXE THROWING
You don’t have to join a lumberjack competition to throw an axe.
Greenville’s first axe-throwing range, Craft Axe Throwing, brings the thrill of a traditional backcountry activity. The facility is located in Hampton Station, a stone’s throw from Birds Fly South and White Duck Taco. It’s just opened last March and already creating a buzz.
The 3,000-square-foot experience entertainment facility offers 10 throwing lanes where patrons can hang out. Each set up with two targets and scoreboards. Due to the popularity, they are planning to build extra lanes in the near future.
Axe throwing is like a dart league but on steroids. And if anyone thinks this is quite a dangerous game, it is not. Of course, there are numerous guidelines in place to try to ensure nobody will chop their head off. Interested to learn how to play this game? Check these out:
Participants will stand at the end of the lane and attempt to throw their axe, weighing about 1 pound, 12 feet to a target at the end. The closer the axe lands to the bulls-eye, the more points are earned, just like darts. Lanes are available for rent by the hour and can accommodate up to four people – $20 per person.
Patrons with no axe throwing experience can get a primer on proper throwing techniques by the Craft Axe Throwing axe-perts and then hurl the axe with all the pent-up emotion of a work week gone wrong. Aspiring lumberjacks are allowed to bring food from White Duck Taco or beer from Birds Fly South Brewery.
Reserve a target on their website, book an event, or you can simply walk in. Operation hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 4-9 pm; Friday and Saturday, noon-11 pm; and Sunday, 2-8 pm. If you’ve ever wanted to throw an axe like a pro, ‘Craft Axe Throwing’ is the place to go.