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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:
4.946 out of 5
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423 of 425(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Review 1 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding!,
September 3, 2015
By: webber45
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5 / 5
"Staff, food, facilities were outstanding!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Everything excellent,
September 3, 2015
By: cherpes45
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"Everything was excellent from the lodging to the food to the hunting!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great people, fantastic food, awesome hunt,
September 3, 2015
By: spaniel45
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5 / 5
"Great people, fantastic food, awesome hunt."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic,
September 3, 2015
By: potter45
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"Two words= (Loved It!)"
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
Retreat,
September 3, 2015
By: miller45
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"Staff was great/food excellent"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent stay,
September 3, 2015
By: carpenter45
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"Venue and entire staff exceeded all expectations"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A. Strickland leadership retreat,
September 3, 2015
By: bellow45
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"Facilities are excellent. Staff was tremendous. I would enjoy holding future events here. Clay shooting was an excellent bonus to the trip."
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
A.Strickland,
September 3, 2015
By: cooper45
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
"Very professional. Staff very willing to make stay pleasant.Food was great."
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
Sr. Project Manager,
September 3, 2015
By: campbell45
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"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
Excellent,
September 3, 2015
By: dobbins45
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"Excellent trip"
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
Trip to Greystone Castle,
August 30, 2015
By: ldement45
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"Upon first sight, the groud were marvelous. The staff catered to our every need. Food was supurb and drinks plentiful."
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
Outstanding hunting and staff,
August 5, 2015
By: Fortenberry45
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:He made this hunt perfect for us. Awesome personality.
"Our guide Sean was awesome-he made the experience outstanding and super fun. vickie prepared our meals-She is amazing! The entire staff was wonderful."
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
Extravagant Outing,
August 5, 2015
By: Avery45
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Committed, passionate, and enthusiastic
"The service was above and beyond all expectations we could have imagined. The food was 5 star. The guide (Sean) is stand alone the best guide I have had the pleasure to work with. His devotion and passion is clearly visible through his knowledge in the field."
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
Herrminator Harvest,
July 15, 2015
By: hmann45
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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 15 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great venue,
July 6, 2015
By: rasor45
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5 / 5
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"Had a great time"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice stay,
July 6, 2015
By: cindy92658
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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 17 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Orvis Dallas,
May 15, 2015
By: MarkCav
from Midlothian,Tx
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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Dog performance based on breed
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Satisfaction level on cover to hold birds (appearance of the hunting grounds)
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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 18 for Greystone Castle Sporting Club, TX
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very well planned,
April 19, 2015
By: frank45
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5 / 5
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"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 19 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
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5 / 5
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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 20 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
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5 / 5
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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
"Excellent hunting"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes