Due to changes in post security, (this field is on an american army base if you didn't know) all guests have to be SIGNED IN at the main gate before they can make their way to the field.
First, I just want to update some facts from the previous reviewer that have changed. First, and most important to non-americans, Due to changes in post security, (this field is on an american army base if you didn't know) all guests have to be SIGNED IN at the main gate before they can make their way to the field. If you are an american service member from another base you can get in without having someone sign you in, but you still have to come through the main gate now.
Second, there have been alot of upgrades/additions to the field recently. I'm not going to go into too much detail, but there are a ton of new bunkers, an "uber-bunker" and of course I didn't see the "dam" mentioned... the dam is a base built onto a berm, usually used for CTF games, but I gotta say, the design is totally unique to anything I've ever seen before.
The woods sections are top notch, with different games involving various different bunkers, forts, paths of attack, elevation changes, a creek(awesome for cover if you don't mind getting your feet wet lol) and tons of other stuff.
Lastly, they do have a speedball course, but, honestly, I think it kind of sucks personally. Thats prolly just because the only speedball I've played before has been on real tourney courses.... but it does make for a fun place to play last man standing....
PS: The prices are the cheaper here than any place I ever played back in the states... just 45 for a case of paint, and 10 for field fees... and if you are a newbie with no gear(or you just don't have it over here in germany) the fees only go up to 30 for all the rental gear. I can't complain.
Autobahn 62 exit 5 follow signs to baumholder.
take the second right to baumholder ( not the first you'll have to go thru the village).
you'll pass the water treatment plant on the left just passed that you will see the Outdoor Rec sign on the left.
Baumholder is one of the best woods balls fields in western germany I've seen and played on. The staff stresses safety, the games are in a always moving. Newbies are asked if they would like to learn some basic skills first like snap shooting, and a little ducking a waving from the local team. The local team the Bunker Monkeys are willing to help out other players and split up to even out the teams when needed.
The field is offers hills, streams, thick forest, trails, open fields, a swamp and a pond for a little water action that is totally insane.
One of the most popular games is protect the dam. Which is wild and you'll go thru some paint and air on this game.
Some of the basic points are:
7 days a week 10:00 to 20:00hrs
Field fee $9
Rental $15 (New 98's, a few 98's with response and auto-cockers)
Rules: NPPL and USEUR
Staff: outstanding Ask for CJ
Players: Mixed everyone from High impact players to newbies. The staff mixes the teams so the teams are balanced.
Refs: are everywhere they do no dog the players they are there for safety reasons.
The staging area is covered and a bunch of fest tables for your gear. Nice set up.
Food Drinks and bathrooms are right there:
The grill is fired up at noon for lunch.
Try Baumholder once and you'll see for yourself why people are coming in from from all over western germany to play on this field.