Prices cannot be beat. $5 field fee if you buy their paint. And $10 field fee if you BYOP.
Paint Prices are very fair. and a great variety, ranging from $45 (White Box) - 65 (Evil)
Fills are average price with $7 for all day air. You can play from 10am - 6pm so pretty good hours.
The owners are very nice people and seem to have everything together
Refs seem like nice people (young, but experienced)
Field is far from North Austin where I would be coming from, but a very reasonable distance from South Austin.
It's practically all just flatlands with bunkers. There's not much terrain at all except for on the big rec field. Which the only "terrain" were a couple of dirt piles. I would prefer the addition of some woodsball type fields with elevation and terrain. To at least change it up every once in a while. (This would make it the best field I've ever seen)
Overall I had a really great time at the field and would go again and bring friends. Especially if they lived in South Austin, the locals I met at the field were really great people as well.
As I live in Houston but travel to Austin on the weekends, I will probably not be able to play this field too often, but would like to play again on a busier day.
I give an 8 due to the lack of terrain in the fields, and no woodsball. Nice themes though...(graveyard, and cool hyperball field that I didn't get to play)
Last edited on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004 at 3:18 pm PST
this is not a bad place to go. Pettys has great feilds, prices and staff. There staff, mostly teenagers was really nice. They are realy cheap and u can bring ur own paint. This is not a place for newbies to go. Most players that come here are experiemced players and mostly junkies, and they wont take it easy on the bunkering. But the feilds at this place are outstanding. Big hyperball is really fun, and so are many of the others. And the Cows that roam the sidelines are pretty funny, but they dont get in your way. Overall this is a great place to go, a awesome choice
Starting off, the refs are very nice and numerous. At all times we had an ample number of refs watching the game very closely, they as well tried to make the game as fair as possible. For the most part, it was my newbie group and a group of pros, who were as well very polite.
The refs helped the younger members quite a bit if they were outmatched, gave plenty of tips, and constantly split and mixed the teams to be as fair as possible.
The pros, when mixed up with the newer folks were very positive and helpful, never once was I put down by my own team.
The staging area is well covered, right next to the pro shop, and as well was very cheap. Canned soda was only 50 cents, and food I believe was around 1$. Co2 was very cheap, 1.25 for a 12oz. or a punch card for 5$ with 5 fills. Best yet, we could bring our own paint, making it even cheaper. To add to that, it's only 10$ for all-day admission.
The courses were well designed, and kept in rather good shape. Ample bunkers, large fields, and numerous courses. Teams switched sides every round, and kept it interesting the whole time.
All in all, I would gladly take the hour drive to Petty's rather than the 10 minute drive to Texas PB. We'll be going back soon.
Simply Put, this is one of the 3 best fields in Texas. It is impossible to go here and not have a good time. The fields are astonishingly well thought out and deliberate. As apart from the rest of Texas there aren't any sharp chawlk type rocks waiting for you to slip on or fall on to create those amazingly surgical cuts. Somehow i think these rocks would have decreased the pain extinguished buy traditional stainless steel scalpes. The reffing was crude (meaning basic) and worth while. The reffs while obviously not national paintball commends were freindly and helpful. I understand spotting paintballs and putting up with some of the veteran player's "typical tournament rage fever" is exhausting so expect them to lay rest from time to time. Another positive aspect toward Petty's PB is the Bring Your Own Paint point of interest. Understanding why other fields use the "Field Paint Only" theorem has came slowly to me and making that idea seem irrelevent to a field that has: 1: good management and: 2 : well trained staff: something that Petty's PB has a lot of talent in. Considering the paintball is the most effective upgrade you can have is essential to victory. Petty's PB just seems to have a rather safe enviroment and no worries to those who like to brake the rules. From outstanding management to the game, everything just makes this the perfect place from beginners up.
I have seen practically all the fields from here to California and up to Nevada and this is one of the few I would actually consider reporting about in Action Pursuit Games Magazine (TM & Copyright Protect)
If you would like to send in a second thought or a feature I missed you can email me at GMose2@swbell.net and your thoughts and ideas will be taken into consideration.
Last edited on Monday, July 21st, 2003 at 12:15 pm PST
when i first got there it was in the middle of the afternoon and No 1 was there. None, nadda, zip. So it was just me, and my 2 buddys. But we really wanted to check out the place and what not so we payed r entrance fee and got r gear ready. I must say i was impressed with there rec room. They had video cameras watching ur tables and stuff so know one got there stuff jacked. They had there crono in a netted room inside the rec area, and there nitro/co2 fill stations (tourney style) were right there 2. Which made everything quit convenient. I think Pettys had.... 5 fields if im misstaken. which were all hyper/speedball, which kicked major ace. There air ball was real coo, and there 2 different hyper ball fields were nice. Since it was just the 3 of us, one of the refs jumped in and we played a little 2on2 for a while. It was great. We really did have a great time even though know one showed up ^ ^. I can ashore u thou that we will be coming back soon. If your into speedball/hyperball than u should really look up pettys. The only bad thing was. . . Its in the middle of know-were :( Did i menchoin you could bring your own paint??? Very nice. O and by the way, The refs at Pettys r real tight... They gave me a ton of tips about how to get into tourney ball and stuff like that. They r real coo
Last edited on Saturday, June 28th, 2003 at 6:24 pm PST
Of all the fields ive ever played at this is THE BEST field... they are REALLY CHEAP, you can bring your own paint for a small price, and they are the nicest people you have ever met! the refs dont just stand around if you need something they'll be right there helping you out! the fields are lots of fun to play on and they'r rec ball feild has a large veriety of stuff to look, shoot, and hide behind. even if texas was half as cheap as them i would still drive the whole hour to play there because of the fields and service.
Last edited on Sunday, June 22nd, 2003 at 8:36 pm PST
It\s a very good field to play at. This field caters to both the young and old, as well as the tourney and rec player. The prices are very good as well. There is a wide variety of fields such as Sup-Air, Spools, Hyperball, 10 man Hyperball, and many more!!
The pits is another thing that I really do like. The pits are some-what indoor. The pits are under a large metal hangar (not sure what to call it). This provides lots of shade and protection from the winds and rains.
There is also security cameras in the pits, this way if something gets stolen, they can find out who did it.
Last edited on Monday, November 24th, 2003 at 7:37 pm PST
I've played at constant action and texas paintball but this is the best field
The field owner is kind and actually came up with one of the bodys' for a timmy. anyway everyone there is cool, and the cost is low.
The cost is 10$ to get in if u use your own paint and only 5$!!! too get in using there paint. the air is cheap and they'll fix most stuff for free!
The fields are awsome especially the sup air one. They have over 10 fields (including sup air,hyper, and grave yard) that are well spaced out and just fun.
For tourny players this is the place to go (on sundays)
and for rec ballas just walk on
What sucks is its in the middle of no where, like between bastrop, austin, and lockhart
like a 1 hour drive but its worth it.
I've been to Constant Action and texas paintball. Although these two fields are good, Petty's is my favorite. They have good prices and more importantly great staff!
This place is definitely a good place to come for hardcore tourney players and beginning rec ballers. Prices are some of the best in Austin and they have a laid back attitude because they expect everyone to be on the honor system.
For tourney guys, this place is awesome. Most of the fields here are speedball oriented and so attracts some really good players and teams in central Texas. I usually go and get whooped pretty good but end up having so much fun because everyone seems to exhude the attitude the staff has. Definitely come here if you want to sharpen your skills. Its bring your own paint, but paint selection and prices are so good you might as well buy them at the field.
For rec ballers, no need to have like 20 folks to be in your own group. I believe its officially only 10 peeps are needed to be by yourselves, but the Petty's staff are so flexible on this. I've seen rec ballers come with less than 10 people all the time and they get to go have fun amongst themselves. I find that so awesome to cater to newbies needs so you don't ruin the paintball experience for them.
Like I mentioned before most of the fields are speedball oriented, but they to open up the woods field every once in a while and they have this great urban/fort type field that just screams fun.
Only problem with this field is that its far from me. I live in the downtown Austin area and it takes a good 45min. to get to this field, but the drive is most certainly worth it!!!
From Austin, the only two other fields within a good distance are Constant Action and Texas Paintball. Both of which are only half as far, which is a big bonus. Texas Paintball is mostly woods orienated, which I don't prefer. Constant Action also has a bit of woods, but also has some more speedball. Of all three though, Petty's is most speedball orienated and is also cheapest.
The fields are some of the best around. They really do spend a bit of time making sure they are both fun to play and fair. The people that work and play there are also really nice and relaxed, which helps give a fun atmosphere to play in. The prices are also pretty decent (best in Austin) and they have a wide paint selection available. They also are the only Austin field with BYOP, but the paint prices are good enough that I just buy there most times anyway. The field is definitely more oriented towards tournament players instead of recballers, so you newer guys may find a better time at CA or Texas Paintball. All of those reasons combined are why I usually head off to Petty's. The only real drawback for me is the driving distance. From campus, it takes a long time to get there, and a long time to get back (about 45 minutes each way). Both CA and Texas Paintball are about half as far and I have to admit, that's a pretty big advantage for me.
Anyway, definitely my favorite field in Austin, and at least tied for favorite in Dallas / Austin. (I usually am one place or the other. :P) Plus, Capo plays there, and that's all the reason you need! ;)