The Greystone Castle History originated from the dream of a Texas businessman. He was looking to build a castle as the centerpiece for the ultimate outdoor sporting facility. He searched for years to find the ideal land with unparalleled natural beauty. He started construction on the building in the 1980’s, added 13 lakes, 30 miles of roads and a 60-run dog kennel. After finishing the three walls and 4 turrets, he sold the beginnings of the castle and it’s 4000 acres to several investors. These investors added Lodge 1 and 2, the dining room and an open-air pavilion as the south structure.
By the late 1990’s, Greystone Castle Sporting Club had added to its acreage and was operating as a commercial hunting ranch. In 2000, Greystone Castle became an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge. In addition to Wingshooting, Exotics Hunting and Whitetail Deer Hunting were added to the list of hunting activities. As it became obvious that many upgrades and expansions were needed, 2 of the original investor groups decided to sell out.
Castle Hunting Lodges
In the mid 2000’s, the current ownership of Greystone Castle came together and formulated a partnership to turn Greystone Castle Sporting Club into a worldwide premier destination. Upgrades began immediately – including the addition of the conference room, Owner’s Lodge, and Hunting Lodges 3, 4, and 5. The dining room was upgraded, and the castle walls were improved. The dusty gravel driveway up to the castle was paved and a giant lake project was initiated to create a Trophy Bass Fishing haven.
In 2011, Greystone Castle was awarded its first Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year award. Plans were finalized and ground broken to build a brand new 2600 square foot pavilion. This was finished in the Spring of 2014, and Greystone was a finalist for Orvis Lodge of the Year. Then 2015 brought another Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year award.
The next major projects were to build a new wobble deck/5-stand and pool facility. The Wobble Deck opened in January of 2015 and the 5-stand opened in October. Heavy rain throughout the Spring of 2015 filled up the redesigned lake and bass were stocked. New roads through-out the hunt field were put in. The pool, hot tub, and steam room were completed in November of 2015. The next project was to upgrade the Sporting Clays program. The old course was removed, and two new courses were designed and built by William Walton, the 2015 National Sporting Clays Champion. In 2016, Greystone Castle began hosting National Sporting Clays Association registered sporting clays tournaments.
Greystone Castle Today
The ownership of Greystone Castle today is now proud to manage 6,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat. While the Wingshooting program continues to be world class, the Whitetail Deer Hunting and Exotic Hunting programs are seeing the results of the extensive long-term investment. Over 100 acres of lakes are now managed for trophy fishing, and 6-10 NSCA Sporting Clays tournaments are hosted each year, along with numerous charity and funs shoots. Continual improvement of the facilities, grounds and available activities make Greystone Castle a perfect place for individual, family, charity and corporate events. The exceptional service and guest experiences continue, as showed with the most recent Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year award in 2022.