Have not played any field in the local area, I've played several in the Orlando area.
Great staff, I've never been to a field, where the staff was so willing to help repair your personal gun. The refs are great, and are typically ready for the next game before you are. I play there almost twice a month. This is not your typical field, be prepared to come back several times.
17 to Hamilton( away from ARC) to the stop sign, Left to the dirt road, 2 road on your right.
These guys ROCK. I am a Navy guy they give great active duty discounts. First weekend of every month military only pays for paint. Rob and everyone else have been really helpful for a new guy playing paintball. They chrono my gun and pressized my tank days after I got it when they didn't have to. Every time I go down there they go out of their way to ensure myself and my wife are having a blast.
Well, it's in North Florida, right next to the beautiful Amelia Island, past target and home depot, next to Yule high school
ok, so this was the first paintball field i had played on, and it was definitely the best. well organized referees, nice pricing, and very safe. they have a high quality chrono station, CO2/ compressed air refill area, and many fields. There are 4 well made Woodsball fields, 1 nicely laid out speedball field, and even a modern-warfare type field. The service is phenomenal, the refs are very helpful and are always giving you hints and tips for better paintballing skills. i have been playing paintball for about 3 years and this is the only place that i will ever go to play paintball. i have to say that you need to go and check this place out! i love it
Take I-95 and get of at the Yulee exit. GTF's website has a nice link to mapquest for more precise directions.
I am not a frequent paintball player, but I do play on average about 1 or 2 times a year for the past 10 years.
I was best man for a wedding at Saint Simmons Island in GA (about an hour north of this field). As best man, it was my job to schedule the day of bachelors. I looked into several different things and settled with the groom on paintball for our day activity. It turned out to be a great decision.
I shopped around and found GTF Paintball. What sold me was the website. They were clearly serious about paintball and serious about giving their customers a good time. Turned out my instinct was correct on both counts.
First off, these were the best fields I've ever played at. Despite the preponderance of doors (joke), the variety of layouts offered at GTF is simply incredible. They even have a car on one of their fields.
Secondly is the staff of GTF. They were simply awesome. They clearly were familiar with hosting a party of the type we were and gave us an incredible time. Moreover, the groom had a great time which is what its all about.
I can't recommend this field or its staff more! If you are in the area of northern Florida or southern Georgia with a group of guys, you MUST call up GTF and spend a day there. You will not regret it!
Paint Ball Brothers- Still building the field so there are not a lot of fortifications. Better for beginner groups because you are not forced to play with the sponsored field team mixed in.
SAFETY: Excellent! All staff and players helped out to ensure the utmost in safety.
FIELDS: Good! The fortifications were numerous, and there was a choice of about 6 different fields. Many of the fields were very small and extremely hard to flank the enemy. There was no 2 story fortifications, which could add a whole new level.
PRICES: Reasonable. Great selection of Paint available.
RULES: Standard. However, if I am paying for a small group, I would like the ability to modify a rule. (gun hits for example) The field owner would not let us change that rule for our group.
SERVICES/ PROSHOP: Excellent help from the staff with gun problems and issues.
REFS: Excellent! These refs are on the sponsored field team. They have a lot of experience and they always had an eye for safety.
PLAYERS: We had a group of 13 players. Many were first timers and some newbies with there own equipment. There were no other groups or walk ons that day. However the sponsored field team was there in force to play, practice, and ref. Our group was not asked if we wanted to play by ourselves. Instead we were forced to take a few of the field's team members on each of the two teams. There were plenty of refs on the field and no other paying customers, so we easily could have seperated ourselves from the veteran field players. We had to wait about 30- 45 minutes between each game while these veteran players tweaked their high maintenance guns and equipment. Only to come back onto the field to be slaughtered by a veteran player with a case of paint and an auto. While it may be fun, I don't think slaughtering a bunch of first timers with rental guns is good practice for competitive team for their upcoming matches. I used to chop up newbies when I was young, but I thought that paintball was getting away from that in order to attract new players.
CONCLUSION: Great field setup, decent prices, great refs, great pro shop, everything about our day would have been excellent. If only we could have played as our own group and the fields sponsored team went to a different area of the field to practice. I do not recommend it for a group of newbies unless you made an agreement with the owners that you could play by yourselves or with other newbies for the day.
This was my first paintball experience and it was a very memorable one. Me and my brother showed up at about 9 am. Shortly after there were about 46 people there 20 however belonged to a private party. The refs were very safe-minded and were focused on your safety for the entire duration of being in the field. The people we played with were very friendly and let us borrow gear etc. They run a great field and have many different scenarios.. they have them posted on their site www.gtfpaintball.com ... for food they have pizza delivered mid day and charge 1 dollar per slice or 6 dollars for the whole pizza (dominos 555). In all... I will definatly looking back.. and hope this is just the begininning of my paintball intrests. This place is awesome and the prices are unbeatable.
First Coast Paintball
Pritchard Road Paintball(Back in the Day!)
I arrived to the field at 9:00am and there were a few people there. I stayed until 1:00pm. I had a great time playing. Most of the people there were practicing speed ball. They invited me to join but I didn't feel I was up for it so I mostly played with the other group. It was a sunday, so there weren't many people there. The owner Robert (pops) was really friendly and walked me over all the fields before play, which was nice since I had not seen the fields. They are planning on adding some more speed ball stuff soon and had a lot of woods ball/speed ball fields. The one large woods ball field was just too big for the small group (5-6 of us) to play on but I am anxious to get back up there on a saturday to give it a shot.
The main ref, Jeff, was very good. He tried to split the teams evenly so that we would have the best competition. He was training a younger guy who made a few questionable calls but it didn't really matter. After the match, we talked about what was happening and I think he will be better next time.
Safety - Some of the best safety I have seen at fields. Netting everywhere. Great for watching. Barrel socks only. No plugs.
They have lots of rental guns and a good air setup. HPA or CO2. What ever you need.
Field paint only. What ever you don't shoot you can bring back next time. They had Zap out there today.
The only negative thing that I could see was that parking was a little unorganized. The fields are split by a road. Most people just pulled off to the side.
I'm gonna give them an 8 just because I feel the could be a little more organized when getting ready to play and the parking stuff...
Last edited on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 at 3:43 pm PST
Wild Bills (Decent fields, but staff leaves alot to be desired) Low Country Paintball (Sweet field)
Safety- Guys are really active on this. Safety speech often lots of netting where needed. Very strict on goggles
Fields- Nice woods fields shade is good. Good speedball field ( air bunkers going up now) New village that's fast paced
Staff- pretty professional on the field and lots of fun in the staging area. the watch the newbies good too.
Port-o-pooty- well its a port o john but they keep it clean
Food- They BBQ if wanted and they always have pop and water
Paint- good prices and usually spank which imo is good all around paint (cheap too)
These guys here are cool and Layed back. They keep it cool when groups of kids are there. And let us let loose a bit when it's just the grown folks. I'm going to my first scenario game there in 2 weeks will update after that. Also got a pmr from him and he offers free teching and tuning... Would give a ten but no ones perfect.
9.5 The atmosphere and fields make this a great place for beginners and vets. They where even welcomming to my yankee self.
Last edited on Thursday, April 12th, 2007 at 5:26 pm PST
Low Country Paintball, I love both fields and recommend them both highly.
Directions to the Field:
If you are coming from 95 North you take exit 373 and take a left at the end of the exit. Keep driving down A1A until you reach Route 17 (Main Street) and take a left. You will take your first right (Pages Dairy Rd) and then take your first left onto Goodbread Rd. Follow that down, it will turn into a dirt road, but keep on it and you will see the sign on your right.
It has built up a lot since I started coming there with my husband early last year before I started playing. The owner and his family are great and so are the refs. They are fair people and you can't beat the prices. It is safe for adults and children to play. They are big on safety and make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe for everyone's sake. They do private parties during the week and they are open from 9am to 5pm on weekends. If you want to have fun you have to come check this field out. My husband and I play there every weekend and we have a blast.
Last edited on Thursday, March 29th, 2007 at 8:43 am PST
The last field I played at was combat park in GA. Since that one has closed... I feel like my friends and I have found a new home... or field to play at. The people there are great, and they will be seeing a lot more of me around.
This is one of the best experiences I had playing paintball. I had not played in a while, and I went to GTF and had a great time. The refs were fair, and awesome, everyone there was as nice as they could be. The fields were really cool. Three of the fields at GTF are really face paced and really fun once you start playing. The prices are amazing. The gun rentals are good as well if you need to rent. I must give some mad props to Big Jeeezy, man the place you have is awesome and you will be seeing me and my friends for Jacksonville more. I hope everyone who is curious about this place, should go play it at least once, and you will be hooked on the fields I promise you!!!
Thanks GTF Paintball for making one of the best times I ever had playing paintball.