many others in greater Tampa Bay area
I recently just spent a week end of play at ELITE PAINTBALL in Spring Hill, FL and here is my take of this young field.
Elite is family owned and operated, the owners and staff are friendly,courteous and helpful with emphasis on saftey and family fun. One of the things I liked right away was the parent/child discount to support the family fun environment.
OK, now for the check list.
THE GOOD: Field Fees -- All Day Air or CO2: very good compared to other fields -- Paint: fair prices, loots of choices choices from white box to - RPS Premium - Inferno - Hellfire - Xball, ect. so they have something for all budgets. -- BYOP is ok & no penalty charge -- Rentals: Yes -- Marker & Gear Sales: Yes -- Running Water: Yes -- Rest Room: Yes, porta john very clean both days. -- Staging Area: shaded with tables and chairs. -- Food & Drinks:Yes, snacks, soda, water, gator aide, no hot grill but they did order in pizza & it is less than five(5)minutes to fast food and convenience stores. pricing was very fair. Chrono Station: Yes, two (that's right, 2) radars ref monitored -- Refs: young but courteous and helpful kept control in a friendly way, Barrel covers & speed limit enforced ALL day
FOUR FIELDS: Air Ball (fully netted for spectators), Speed Ball (ah the sound of paint on ply), Attack & Defend (Big Fort need lots o'paint) & Woods Ball (thick Florida woods a snipers delight). All four fields are spacious, were set up appropriately for their intended use and played very well.
THE BAD: I shot a case and a half of paint and still can't make it to the fifty out of the gate and can't hit the broad side of a barn. Oh wait, that's not the fields fault, man it's tough being old..lol
CONCLUSION: I feel good about Elite, I can bring my kids or even my mom, clean park, great staff, fun positive environment. So for those of us in North Pasco, Hernando and South Citrus Counties, it's nice to know we don't have to drive for an hour or more to get to a decent field that is affordable, rec friendly and safe.
OVERALL: I give ELITE a 9.5 it is a young up and comer
Last edited on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 at 8:02 am PST