THE CLUB AT CASTLEWOOD
The Club at Castlewood is a private club located in Pleasanton, California that features a rich history of golf, tennis and club-life in Alameda County.
Families have been spending time on the grounds of The Club at Castlewood for more than a century. George and Phoebe Hearst, parents of the publishing magnate, William Randolph Hearst, purchased and built the Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, which overtime has become what we know today as The Club at Castewood. Phoebe’s Hacienda, designed by Julia Morgan, was her home and oasis from 1891 until 1919. Hosting parties and gatherings for 300+ guests was commonplace at “the house of hospitality.” The Hearst’s reputation of putting on a good party was definitely lived up in the 53-room mansion.
The estate, Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, was sold to a group of businessmen in 1924. They formed the first club and selected the name "Castlewood" because it reflected the wooded hills and castle-like appearance of Phoebe’s home.
Today, The Club at Castlewood is considered a hidden gem, an oasis, the perfect getaway for our Members, their families, and guests. Our Members come for sport, laughter, and friendship.
DIRECTOR OF RACQUETS
Originally from Oban, Scotland, Gregor has been involved in tennis his whole life and competed at Stirling University in one of the hardest leagues in the nation. Gregor brings over 8 years of coaching experience to the role, including a stint as the Co-Director of Adult Tennis Programming at the acclaimed John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas, and is also an LTA-certified coach.
During his time in the Cliff Drysdale Tennis network, Gregor has held positions at Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida as well as Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont. Gregor is excited to showcase his expertise to the members and guests at The Club at Castlewood as their Director of Racquets!