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Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX

What's both unique and compelling about the 2011 Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year is that it can be so many things to so many different sportsmen. To the upland gunner, large fields of sorghum, millet, and switch grass bring memories of great gun dogs, flushing pheasants, bobwhite covey rises, and days in the field with friends. For the big game hunter, it's 6,000 acres that offer some of the best whitetail hunting in the country and over 40 species of exotic game. For the clay shooter, it's the great sporting clays and pyramid 5-stand courses that will test the best of shooters. And for the avid angler, their trophy bass lakes present year round opportunities for tight lines on largemouth and hybrid stripers.
Average Customer Rating:
4.944 out of 5
4.9
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Rating Snapshot (412 reviews)
5 stars
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410 of 412(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Review 1 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Herrminator Harvest,
July 15, 2015
By: hmann45
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Sean was "top notch". We enjoyed swapping stories during our time together. He takes his job seriously and offered many alternatives to pursue game as the days past. His last effort and idea to visit one pasture on the last evening hunt lead to us sucessfully taking a 28" Audad which was the only one we saw. 9:00 pm on last hunt.
"We enjoyed our stay. The new pavilion is fabulous. Food was excellent with each meal better than the last one. All personel were polite, well spoken, friendly and professional. Can't say enough good things."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great venue,
July 6, 2015
By: rasor45
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Had a great time"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice stay,
July 6, 2015
By: cindy92658
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:We have met all the guides; very friendly and knowledgeable.
"Our 4th stay for visiting our son and the town guides and staff are extremely friendly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Orvis Dallas,
May 15, 2015
By: MarkCav
from Midlothian,Tx
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Daniel, was the best,along with dogs.
"Graystone CastleLodge of the Year. I called today to let them know what a great staff they have.Being the first to go through the Orvis Dallas wing shooting program with Larry & Clayton Summerlin aswell as Craig, Andrew and team. I got the best training to start me off on a lot of wing shooting last fall and this spring.I know they had a lot to do with Graystones success. Thanks Mark"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very well planned,
April 19, 2015
By: frank45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Very well planned. The resort was excellent and the guides were the best I have hunted with ever. Pretty much was hunting all day."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Rio Turkey Hunt,
April 19, 2015
By: mat45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:Both guides had us on mutiple birds. Very knowledgeable about property and where to hunt.
"Accommodations were clean. Food was excellent. Service was the best i've ever experienced."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
April 17, 2015
By: molly45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Excellent hunting"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect,
April 17, 2015
By: vela45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"Can't over exaggerate the staff's awesomeness. Grounds and food were equally incredible!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
April 17, 2015
By: bela45
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on overall enthusiasm and personality:: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Excellent"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Turkey hunt,
April 15, 2015
By: petr45
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"My guide was Sean. Was drove around and look at some great animals. Got to the blind and four big big toms came up. Bang"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
March 31, 2015
By: Bbs987
from S. New Mexico
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Excellent"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent trip,
March 31, 2015
By: tomm45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Everything excellent"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome!,
March 31, 2015
By: bwarren45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Best guide I have ever had. Always request him. Have had dozens of guides over years...no comparison. Tim to never retire!
"As usual, this experience is amazing. We bring business associates to hunt here to build relationships several times a year. Every single person who has ever come here has said hunting here is one of their best experiences ever. I could not agree more!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fabulous experience,
March 31, 2015
By: jere45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Tim was outstanding. As a first time hunter, Tim took the time to explain everything which was greatly appreciated. It was a priviledge to watch Tim at his age work.
"Absolutely fabulous experience. As a fist time hunter, I felt very comfortable and everyone was very accommodating. The property is amazing with incredible detail. The staff and dining was outstanding."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Venue,
March 24, 2015
By: moore45
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Good
Excellent
"Great venue with spectacular service. As a first time visitor and novice hunter, I always felt welcome and accommodated. Thank you for an excellent experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic!,
March 11, 2015
By: bev45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Please Rate your Guide/Instructor/Host on knowledge of the sport or activity:: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Fantastic place, keeps improving every year. Best dogs and guides anywhere."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bird hunt,
March 11, 2015
By: dsub45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"Great time, great food, great accommodations"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best little hunting spot in Texas,
March 11, 2015
By: cgaines45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
"The staff was wonderful. I've been a lot of places, and Greystone is by far one of the best!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First hunt,
March 11, 2015
By: bhicks45
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
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Excellent
"This is my first hunt in 22 years. Had a great time. Amy W. was great. Vickie is an awesome cook. Wish she could come and cook for me every night. Bonus, her husband is a pretty good singer. I had a blast on this trip. Can't wait until next year. Thank you."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
TCR,
March 11, 2015
By: aggie45
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trip service: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
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Poor
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"Need hot tub"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes