Farmlinks at Pursell Farms

by | May 5, 2022 | Where to Play


SYLACAUGA, Ala.— FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, ranked Alabama’s No.1 all-access golf course for 10 years by Golfweek and the No. 1 course in the state by Golf Advisor, completed a sweeping bunker renovation, announced Douglas Hustad, managing director of the 3,200-acre resort located less than an hour from Birmingham.

“We’re passionate about the golf experience for our guests and appreciate the many accolades FarmLinks has received since opening 20 years ago,” said Mr. Hustad. “Even with longstanding No. 1 ratings, we were intrigued with the idea of elevating the course and commissioned extraordinary golf architect Tripp Davis to infuse fresh visual interest, strategic components, and technical improvements. He achieved everything we asked, resulting in an enriched, more playable course that’s also easier for our team to maintain.”

The project touched every bunker: moving some, eliminating others, installing new drain technology, sodding with Zorro Zoysia, filling bunkers with Tour Angle pristine white bunker sand, and designing new shapes, divisions, and clean edges.

Pursell Farms is simply a special place that also happens to have a great golf course,” said Tripp Davis. “We were asked to design and oversee a bunker renovation to replace the old structure and make the bunkers as strategic and visually interesting as possible. It was an honor, and I can’t wait to get back and play it for the first time soon. As much as anything, I am looking forward to staying at their Inn or in one of their great cottages.”

Groups of four to eight wishing to be among the first to try the new course may find the Copperhead package to be ideal. A favorite of FarmLinks golfers, the package includes cabin or cottage accommodations, each with four ensuite bedrooms opening to a spacious living area handsomely appointed with plush seating, large dining table, beverage center, and expansive back porch with panoramic meadow views. Four 2022 E-Z-GO RXV ELiTE Lithium golf carts are parked outside of each cottage and cabin.

Copperhead Stay and Play Package

  • Overnight stay in a Cabin or Cottage
  • A round of golf (18 holes) per person with prime tee times
  • Unlimited use of practice facility and driving range
  • E-Z-GO golf cart for use during stay
  • Special Stay and Play golf gift

Two-night minimum is required and all four rooms of cabin or cottage must be booked. Rates are seasonal, based upon single or double occupancy, and do not include gratuities, taxes, and fees. Cannot be used with any other promotions, special offers, or discounts. Limited number of packages are available. For rates and details please see our Copperhead Stay and Play package or call 256-208-7600 for details and reservations.

The 3,200-acre resort is an extraordinary destination for weekend escapes, golf getaways, weddings, and corporate retreats. Situated in the Central Alabama foothills about 45 minutes from Birmingham, accommodations include a 40-room inn with signature restaurant, Arrington, and pub-meets-sports bar, Old Tom’s Pub; four-bedroom cabins and cottages; an eight-bedroom, 14,000-sq.ft lodge; and two historic homes. A 22-acre wedding venue offers a grand ballroom, lakeside ceremonial lawn and spacious terrace. The resort’s 18-hole, 7,444-yard championship FarmLinks Golf Club is Golfweek’s No. 1 all-access golf course in Alabama for ten consecutive years and is ranked No. 60 of their Best 200 U.S. Golf Resorts for 2022; Golf Advisor’s No. 1 course in Alabama and No. 5 of the Top 50 courses in the US; and the resort is one of GOLF Magazines’ Top 100 Golf Resorts. Home to the only ORVIS® Shooting Grounds in the South and one of only three such facilities in the U.S. operated exclusively by Orvis experts, the compound features a superlative sporting clays course, Churchill Method wingshooting lessons and fly-fishing schools. For information, please visit Follow our stories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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<a href="" target="_self">Alan Darty</a>

Alan Darty

Alan is the founder and publisher of Golf One Media and the former publisher of eSouthernGOLF—a second-generation Florida native who loves all things Florida. You can usually find him with his wife, watching their two daughters coaching volleyball at Oviedo (FL) High School or Mississippi State University when he's not golfing, hunting, or fishing.