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Santa Clara Paintball
2542 Monterey Hwy
San Jose, CA 95111

Phone: (408) 288-6855
Largest Bay Area Paintball field that easily accommodates beginners, intermediates, and tournament teams. Walk-ons and rentals can play on any of our many fields and teams can practice on either our NPPL or XBall fields. (There is a $10 outside paint fee)
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
Reviews: 51
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Santa Clara Paintball Reviews
Santa Clara Paintball Tons of fields! A huge amount of players on any given weekend, ranging from rentals to d1 players. Staff is nice and reffing is great, couldnt ask for anything more. Nothing really bad to say except...
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jBaller15
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Golden State
jBaller15 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: lots of amazing players!
Cons: expensive
Tons of fields! A huge amount of players on any given weekend, ranging from rentals to d1 players. Staff is nice and reffing is great, couldnt ask for anything more. Nothing really bad to say except its kind of pricey, but hey its paintball this sport aint cheap.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball One of the first fields I played in California. They divide the field setup into beginner/intermediate/advanced, with a primary focus on the rentals. I'm an intermediate player so I play on the air...
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Jt3x
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sausalito, CA
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great Refs, big advance player turnouts
Cons: Average customer service, old deflating bunkers
One of the first fields I played in California. They divide the field setup into beginner/intermediate/advanced, with a primary focus on the rentals. I'm an intermediate player so I play on the air ball fields. There isn't a huge turnout for intermediate players so that is something to consider, it rather caters to the advanced teams on the weekends. The refs are friendly and great and chrono your gun upon arrival.

However, the customer service reps at the registration are not so pleasant. I was over-charged twice thus far and can be reluctant when you try to use your coupons to get coupons. They charge you $10 if you bring in your own paint, and if you don't finish it up and decide to use it up another day they will charge you another $10 for the same case of paint, which is kind of silly. The bunkers are also old and in dire need of repairs or replacement as they deflate within one game!

I recommend if you live in the southern areas of SF, if you're up north better make the trip to Davis.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball this place is hit or miss with me. ive been here and there has been a good turn out, many games played, refs were very helpful and overall a great time. ive been here other times where the refs...
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keithdizzle247
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sacto
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keithdizzle247 plays in the APPA D5 division
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: updated airball fields, mix of fields, cleanliness
Cons: ref attitude, low turnout, pricing
this place is hit or miss with me.

ive been here and there has been a good turn out, many games played, refs were very helpful and overall a great time.

ive been here other times where the refs were basically *******s, there was 5 people there including me, long wait times between games etc etc.

this happens at every field but this one struck a nerve a bit

i witness one of there refs yell for the group of players to "get the f*ck off the field", not professional or necessary in my eyes.

they have great airball fields, bets place to drill down in the bay area.

theyre somewhat unreasonable as far as charging for bringing in your own paint. and theyre drop test for byop is uncalled for, seen alot of good paint not pass and they wont allow you to shoot it after that.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball Went with friends for Groupon Pricing. We had our own group and staff was very friendly to us. We went on a Sunday and wasn't as packed as Saturday. We changed field as requested and staff really...
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khengkoy
 
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SF, California
khengkoy has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Staff is very friendly and fields are good.
Cons: Always packed which is good for business
Went with friends for Groupon Pricing. We had our own group and staff was very friendly to us. We went on a Sunday and wasn't as packed as Saturday. We changed field as requested and staff really helped us out. Will go back here again.

Pros:
Friendly Staff (Miguel is my boy)
Easy air refills
Not as packed on a Sunday

Cons:
Saturdays are packed
A lot of people on Saturdays
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball So I went here today, very friendly staff, decent prices, fast to get into games (2-5 minutes in between games). When I got to SCP I saw signs pointing out where to go first, friendly staff, and...
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kingJurzy
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Friendly staff, Lots of fields, fun
Cons: Refs don't usually help you do paint checks
So I went here today, very friendly staff, decent prices, fast to get into games (2-5 minutes in between games). When I got to SCP I saw signs pointing out where to go first, friendly staff, and quick to get started. Once I set up, a staff member ask my group if we wanted a beginner orientation and spared a walk to the beginner bleachers. After, I noticed that the staff really wanted to get people playing and have a great time there. Only con is that the bathrooms are far away, and they usually don't help you with paint checks when you hit someone.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball This is the worst day of paintball i have ever experienced and it is scp fault this is not a good field let me start i brought outside paintballs in to scp that they said was too hard so i bought a...
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Knmont1710
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: lots of feilds
Cons: unsafe and everything eles
This is the worst day of paintball i have ever experienced and it is scp fault this is not a good field let me start i brought outside paintballs in to scp that they said was too hard so i bought a case of there Field paint at a outrages cost that was 2 times harder than the paint i brought in i crushed the paint that i just bought flat so when i ask them what the difference between the paint the staff in return said that the house paint is safer i don't understand that i then asked what checking the paint in tells the lady in the front told me they throw it and if it breaks then its OK i then asked if i throw the house paint and it doesn't break does that mean the cant sell it they then responded are house paint always breaks.After the hassle in the front i then went to the Field after i got to the Field the ref was just sitting and doing nothing to organize the game so about 20 min later the ref finally starts a game the first game out i got shot in the hand and it punctured my hand threw my glove which happens occasionally but the player was on the back part of Field i then ask the ref if he checked the players speed he in return said not my responsibility after another argument he was checked along with every one Else he was shooting 45 over the allowed 275 as well as 3 other shooting hotter than the allotted 275 feet per sec so that another problem that SCP had to be forced to deal with the next issue i had was people ramping i don't mind getting shot 3,4,5 times but 8,9 times is a bit too much come to find out the the players were friends with the ref that allowed it to happen i then ask the ref to check the players he then said i been here for X amount of years i know what rampping sounds like i then spoke with another person at SCP to check those players so he did and come to find out they were ramping witch was causing overshooting the biggest problem i have with this is i had 5 kid ages 13-15 that have never played paintball that were worried about getting overshoots of there stupid rule if you have your own gun you have to play with the intermediates.At the End of the worst paintball experience i the was told by a employee at SCP that we complain too much i the responded that i don't want a unsafe paintball experience for myself or my fellow paintballers the overall for the SCP witch includes there Field conditions there reffing team and there cost on everything including the $10 dollar fee for outside paint or the marbles the call house paint is 1 star only because i cant go lower this is only part of my bad experience here the is a lot more than just this.
KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE STAY AWAY FROM SCP BECAUSE THEY WONT
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball I came here expecting to be able to play with my buddies who were renting. Boy was I wrong. Before I even get to my playing expirence, they throw this ludacris BYOP charge, even though they don't...
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lashcoin
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dublin, CA
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: At least the staff and refs were cool
Cons: Too many to list
I came here expecting to be able to play with my buddies who were renting.

Boy was I wrong.

Before I even get to my playing expirence, they throw this ludacris BYOP charge, even though they don't run their own games! (more on that later) I fork up the dough, and get set-up and ready to play.

Rentals all alone unless they want to get slaughtered by the "intermediate" group, which is essentially self run practice filled with speedball meat-heads.

So just because I had my own gun I was pitted up against players who have been playing longer than I have, with better gear, and actually know how to play speedball. 3-2-1-Go. Shot. I'm out! Hit hit hithithithithithithit.

"Oh but lashcoin, that could be just one player!"
WRONG.

Next game, different teams, different sides. Same thing exactly. 3 on 3's all day. I played 2 games.

Hit the target/chrono station, and start dicking around with the gun. A random player appears! "Hey, its semi auto only here" "I am on semi" "No you aren't" "Here, see for yourself!" "Whoa, it really is. Man you shoot fast kid"
"Thanks bud, take it easy"

Maybe they should have that guy run the field!

Best part of the day was lunch break with straw hat pizza, and the car ride home.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball good field. play here all the time. lots fun. 10$ outside paint fee sucks..
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loonyloaf
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SJ CA
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Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: good field, plenty of teams,
Cons: fields. 2 x ball fields
good field. play here all the time. lots fun. 10$ outside paint fee sucks..
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball I've played at SCP a couple of times while visiting friends in NorCal. I've met the owner/operators (and also know the brother who operates PSP in Washington state). Field layouts - they have about...
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magilla66
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Join Date: Dec 2010
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: They have a LOT of fields
Cons: Rules & regulations
I've played at SCP a couple of times while visiting friends in NorCal. I've met the owner/operators (and also know the brother who operates PSP in Washington state).

Field layouts - they have about 8 to 10 fields, of varying layouts. Back side fields are a bit less maintained (hard pack dirt, very little astroturf or carpet to speak of. Fields are primarily speedball / urban settings. Refs come in various shapes, sizes, and experience. If you're lucky, you'll get more than one ref per game. Not so lucky - one man show.

Rules & Regs - this is where a lot of people gripe, myself included (not as loudly as some, however). Field rules state you must check in outside paint, then pay a fee. Not bad, as a lot of fields have that same rule. Not so nice, when the field paint quality is the same as the paint you bring, only they don't agree with your assessment (e.g, can't use your own paint, must buy theirs). Second rule that catches a lot of grief - if you bring your own equipment, you CANNOT play with anyone who rents their gear - UNLESS YOU, TOO RENT GEAR (you must use a rental marker at the very least). NO IFS, ANDS, or BUTS. This rule REALLY sucks if you own your own gear, but are not as experienced as others who play at SCP regularly who also own all of their gear. Sucks even more when the only players who are still playing are all rentals, or there are less than 6 people who have their own gear. You get to (a) watch, (b) rent, or (c) go home - or somewhere else.

While I understand the rule about Rentals vs. Owners playing on the same field (slight disadvantage to the Rental crowd), I've played at other fields where they mix it up and everyone's happy. If you have to separate the players, do so by experience level - not by how much money someone's invested in their own equipment. I could be a totally new player who JUST picked up a Planet Eclipse ETHA, but had never played more than one game of paintball in his life. You want to stick me with the guys who've played for years, toting G6Rs, Luxes, Geos, Egos, etc.? No thanks.

Another thing you might run into at SCP - team scrimmages for some of the local college teams, pro teams, etc. One of my trips to SCP included butting heads with the U of Santa Clara team who claimed they had a field all to themselves for team practice...ended up taking them on and helping them "learn"...LoL.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Santa Clara Paintball this is my favorite speedball field it the area. it is a friendly enviorment for everyone from beginners to pros the play in. There r two speedball fields. one nppl and one psp which are both nice....
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Califoria
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: almost everything
Cons: turf..
this is my favorite speedball field it the area. it is a friendly enviorment for everyone from beginners to pros the play in. There r two speedball fields. one nppl and one psp which are both nice. the only thing thats not so great is the turf is just layered and a little un even.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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