Most people think that archery is expensive. Well, yes, it isn’t exactly cheap and most definitely not something you’d find yourself doing every day unless you want to be the next Katniss Everdeen or Robin Hood. But, it can be cheap. This place in Quezon City will prove that.
There’s quite a number of archery range locations around Metro Manila that you can visit if you’re thinking of trying your hands at shooting arrows, but if you’re looking for a place that will let you shoot unlimited arrows for one hour at a relatively cheap price, then DMZ Archery Range should be your go-to place.
My friends and I have stumbled upon this place when we were looking for something different to do over the weekend. The range has been in operation for a little over a year now, so that’s how long customers have been paying only Php200 for an hour of archery with unlimited arrows. We knew it was going to be inexpensive, but we didn’t know that it would be this cheap, especially when compared to other archery ranges around the metro.
Other archery ranges usually separate the charges. You’ll have to pay for the arrows, range and equipment rental, and even the target faces. Your payment can easily reach Php500 for just an hour of archery with limited arrows. If you want more arrows, you’ll need to pay more.
I had to ask DMZ how they were able to make it this affordable because, really, it’s quite impressive. I seriously thought that we got lucky and given a student discount at first. But, no. That was really the price. I was told that it was because they want it to be available for everyone. There are some archery ranges located at malls, but theirs is inside a subdivision in Quezon City—don’t worry, it’s accessible—because they want people (like me, who doesn’t have that much patience in waiting) to avoid having to compete with mallgoers to get a spot at the range.
Despite the price, the bows were in good condition, although some arrows could have been in better shapes. If you’re a first-timer, like my friends and I, you don’t have to worry. There’d be instructors to help you out. They’d help you aim your bow and shoot at the target. It could be a little intimidating at first, but you’ll get used to it.
If you still haven’t gotten the feel of it after a few sets, there’d be instructors who will try their best to help you hit the bullseye. Just a reminder, though, the bow can get really heavy, so you will have to be really careful when getting ready to shoot an arrow. Avoid unnecessarily raising your bow.
Also, you need to be prepared the next day, maybe with an ice pack or two, because your arm will feel sore. Well, I’m not exactly sure if it’s the same for everybody, but my friends and I definitely felt the pain.
Nonetheless, an hour spent at DMZ absolutely changed my mind about archery. If given a chance to go back, I definitely will. If you’d like to visit the range, head over to 18 Mystic Rose Drive Sanville Subdivision in Quezon City.
Are you looking for something to do over the weekend? Check this place out!