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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:
4.934 out of 5
4.9
 out of 
5
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Rating Snapshot (334 reviews)
5 stars
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332 of 334(99%)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: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Hunt,
December 14, 2014
By: rickl45
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
Very good
Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Very good
Excellent
Additional Thoughts:Tim was Excellent! Guides were great!
"Good Hunt at Greystone"
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
Annual Hunt,
December 12, 2014
By: Gearlover
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:Tim may be one of the best I've hunted with and I've hunted all over the world for all brands of birds
"Elligant hunt with two of the best gun dog guides I've ever hunted with. Chris and Tim are special and Tim is in a class by himself. All the help are really fine and helpful people."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Everything!,
December 12, 2014
By: jrobert45
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
Poor
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Very good
Excellent
"Good food-Good facilities-Good staff!"
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
Excellent,
December 12, 2014
By: brad45
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
"Excellent trip"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Mixed...,
December 3, 2014
By: Tom52
from Austin, TX, USA
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: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
"Ranch was stunning, guides were true professionals, staff was friendly and helpful. Our meals were served in our room and the food was well prepared.
However, upon arrival I was told the owner booked the lodge for his extended family and some common areas would be restricted to my family. As a paying customer I just felt a little slighted and unwelcome given the "Boss" came first.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Review 6 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent,
November 30, 2014
By: detlef45
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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: 
4 / 5
4 / 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
"Best Castle ever! Even when the weather did not cooperate, the staff made the bird hunts work!"
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,
November 30, 2014
By: calvin45
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
"Awesome!"
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
An amazing place!,
November 30, 2014
By: randall45
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
"Staff are all friendly and professional. The food was outstanding and all went out of their way to get you what you want. The hunting (both upland game, waterfowl, and deer) were unbelievable! Truly a world -class experience! Add to that great guides and how could it be better!!"
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 hunt,
November 30, 2014
By: roger45
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:Love the dogs!
"Excellent hunt."
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
Great bird hunt,
November 15, 2014
By: lance45
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! People, land, birds overall great."
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
Evening field hunt,
November 15, 2014
By: kstew45
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 hunt, great guide, and amazing dogs. Highly recommended"
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
Great hunt!,
November 15, 2014
By: andrewn45
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Dog performance based on breed
Poor
Good
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
Poor
Good
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"Sean was an excellent guide"
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
Landon's first time,
November 15, 2014
By: jasperg45
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!"
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
Awesome hunt!,
November 15, 2014
By: hidalb2
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
"Need to do again!"
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 hunt @ the castle,
November 15, 2014
By: LakeHighlandsFlyFisher
from Dallas, TX
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: 
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
"Lance was a great guide and birds were flying all day."
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
Excellent,
November 15, 2014
By: aj45
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 hunt! I really liked the organized groups."
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
Mixed bird hunt,
November 15, 2014
By: toddm45
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 experience on mixed bird hunt! Lots of birds! Great guide and dogs!"
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
Excellent,
November 15, 2014
By: dfoc45
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
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 customer did not provide a text review.
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent day,
November 15, 2014
By: bill45
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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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
This customer did not provide a text review.
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best ever,
November 15, 2014
By: kpar45
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
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Excellent
Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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Excellent
"It was great!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes