Venture - Best Woodsball field in the area imo
Santa Clara - Good, but had issues with their air filter, I won't go back
Sherwood - Good, but they always put rec on woodsball, and I don't like their woodsball fields
Operation - Small, empty on a friday(bring friends), slippery indoors.
This was the first speedball field I ever played on. And It's got a pretty good layout. The staging area is bounded on two sides by fields, and it's pretty easy to get going in the morning. They have a small(3-man) airball field, a medium field with plywood bunkers, and a very expansive spool field. You will play most of the day on the spool field. Unfortunately, they almost never put rec games on the airball field because it's so small and there are so many players.
Decent prices for self-equipped($60 case-admission free, and $12 all day air)
Pretty good field layout
Nice guys at the shop - once, a long time ago, took my broken spyder as collateral and let me borrow a rental for the last 2 games of the day.
Convenient drive - for me
Bad Reffing! I can't say this enough. While I like the fields and layout, and the guys at the shop are nice enough, the reffing here is horrible. They supposedly ban any sort of ramping/wiping/cheating etc, but when you call for a paint check on someone, they rarely actually check, or one time, they did, but didn't tell me whether he was in or out. I screamed at the refs because little kids with ramping ions, with no regard for rules or safety, were shooting 17 bps (not exaggerated, like most people exaggerate bps). For this reason, I will never go back.
"Brand New Paved Parking Lot" as advertised on their website is years old, full of potholes, and not actually paved.
When it's wet, yes, it smells like cow... poop.
And there are muddy puddles, and swampy bunkers. It's not fun to play in when it's been raining.
I used to think very highly of this field. It used to be well run, enough so that I could overlook the swamp-like aspect and the bad roads. The last two times I've gone though, the reffing has been unbelievably bad. I have been going to this field for the last three years, and it saddens me to see them fall so low.
So I give them a three(3), for what they used to be, but aren't anymore.