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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:
4.943 out of 5
4.9
 out of 
5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (279 reviews)
5 stars
266
4 stars
12
3 stars
0
2 stars
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1 star
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278 of 279(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
They did the right thing.,
September 28, 2014
By: wmpar
from Dallas, TX, USA
"The lodge made a mistake and corrected it. They provided an excellent follow up hunt. Rarely do you see this today."
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 facility and hunting,
September 13, 2014
By: tull45
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
"Great facility, staff, food, game and effort"
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
Cast and Blast,
September 7, 2014
By: 1tek45
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
"Very excellent breakfast and lunch. Very helpful staff. Chris was very good on coaching me on fly fishing."
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
Cast and Blast 2014 Labor Day,
September 7, 2014
By: jake45
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
Additional Thoughts:They were great
"Excellent"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome Place!,
September 6, 2014
By: summerlinl45
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Meals: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Guides were fantastic and the facilities were first class."
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
Cast and Blast,
September 6, 2014
By: palmer45
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
"Good time. Fishing guide was helpful. Dove hunt was a blast."
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
Blast and Cast,
September 6, 2014
By: trafford45
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Great time"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cast and Blast,
September 6, 2014
By: Hidalgo45
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
"Good hunting"
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
1st Annual Cast and Blast,
September 6, 2014
By: drew224
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
Additional Thoughts:The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable about bird hunting. They put us onto some spots that were very productive considering the heat.
"Dove hunted in the morning and while it was still hot, the birds were moving. I really enjoyed spending my opening day of Dove season with the folks of Greystone Castle. The afternoon fishing was very relaxing and the meals and service provided were of the highest caliber. Definitely a first class hunting and fishing experience."
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
Excellent Hunt,
September 6, 2014
By: birbdog
from forney 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Excellent Hunting."
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 Hunt,
September 6, 2014
By: Phelan45
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"Excellent Hunt"
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
Westway Ford Dove Hunt,
September 6, 2014
By: Hankins45
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
Trip service: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Additional Thoughts:I will be back because of Chris
"Excellent Dove hunt"
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
Westway Ford Dove Hunt,
September 6, 2014
By: 4larry5
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
"Excellent hunt"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Dove Hunt,
September 3, 2014
By: wmpar
from Dallas, TX, USA
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
"This lodge is a great facility, but they do not do what they promise. The put us on a dove field that was not controlled by the lodge and was occupied by other hunters."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? No
Response from Orvis:By Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting OperationsSeptember 11, 2014
The management of Greystone Castle Sporting Club provided the following response to this review:

"Greystone Castle is committed to offering the best hunting experience we can find. In this case the customer was told he would be Dove hunting on an unhunted field on the afternoon of opening day. Due to forces of nature outside of Greystone’s control (drought), Greystone arranged to lease several fields in the surrounding area to give us additional options if we did not have birds onsite. Our scouts informed us these offsite fields had more birds than our onsite fields so we planned accordingly. When we arrived at our leased field that afternoon, several hunters not affiliated with Greystone were already onsite. This was unexpected as we thought we had the rights to the field, but at that time we had no other option other than to join in the hunt on that field. The customer had every right to lodge a complaint as this was against what he had been told. We have offered him and his group of hunters another dove hunt at no charge. While we realize this cannot replace the thrill of hunting a fresh field on opening day, we hope that we can give him an opportunity to enjoy a hunt with no frustrations involved."
Review 15 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful experience,
April 2, 2014
By: lee45
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
"My first hint with dogs. Watching dogs work was great and bird shooting was a wonderful 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
Just as awesome as last year,
April 2, 2014
By: guy45
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
"Good guides, good dogs, good beverages, good food, good rooms, good facilities, dead birds.....what else is there?"
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
Excellent Shoot,
March 3, 2014
By: Mulls
from San Francisco, CA, USA
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
"Excellent accommodations, instruction, and great shooting with a friendly and knowledgable staff. Highly recommended."
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,
February 28, 2014
By: tom45
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
"Excellent"
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
Something everyone should put on their bucket list,
February 28, 2014
By: dave45
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
"Food was excellent. We were treated like kings. Guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging."
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
Another outstanding experience at the castle,
February 27, 2014
By: vic45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 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: 
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
Very good
Excellent
"Another outstanding experience at the castle"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes