The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
March 7th, 2009
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
I currently play on a small private field located in Beaufort SC. A lot of fun!! I have competed in many tournaments and have played all over the east coast from Maine to South Carolina.
PAINTBALL CHARLESTON IS OVER POPULATED! I've played there several times and have found the prices to be great, mostly because you can bring your own paint.
However, the games conducted for "walk-ons'' are EXTREMELY over populated and the players are really young and inexperienced. The games are usually over before you even get a couple shots off or get near the action. For the most part there will be 3 to 4 people hiding behind the same barrier as you are because there are too many people playing.
The teams are usually lop-sided, meaning one team will dominate through out the day. This is mainly because the loosing team consists of a lot of kids looking to all be on the same side as their friends, this is ok, but none of them like to advance and get into the action, leaving your team to only defend itself against an older, more advanced team. I guess you'd have fun if you were to be on the older more advanced team, but then you'd only be contributing to the lop-sidedness that the ref's allow to happen.
Another down fall to the field the amount of down time between games, I was at the field for 4 hours and only got to play 5 games total, and the groups that are reserved to play in advance get a pick in which fields they get to play on, leaving the walk-ons with the lesser fun fields. The entire 4 hours I was there, I didn't get to play on a speedball course once.
The best way to play on this field? Play as a group reserved in advance, however this takes 20 people to complete the group size requirement and it's expensive!