The Inn at Pursell Farms

by | Oct 26, 2022 | Where to Play


SYLACAUGA, Ala.— A new list from Travel + Leisure includes Pursell Farms as one of nine Best Alabama Hotels, announced Douglas Hustad, Managing Director of the 3,200-acre destination resort located an hour from Birmingham. The resort is described as an outdoors paradise that appeals for its seclusion, pastoral landscapes, and many outdoor adventures.

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“When one of the top travel media brands in the world takes notice, we know we’re on the right path,” said Mr. Hustad. “It’s exciting to be on the Travel + Leisure list of Best Alabama Hotels, and we hope new visitors will discover us and experience our sense of place.”

According to the magazine, among the elements evaluated were reputation and quality of service, design and architecture, location, notable amenities such as pools and outdoor activities, dining options, and types of experiences available to guests. Customer reviews and accolades collected in recent years were also considered.

Pursell Farms, 3,200-acre resort is an extraordinary destination for weekend escapes, golf getaways, weddings, and corporate retreats. Situated in the Central Alabama foothills 45 minutes from Birmingham, accommodations include a 40-room inn with a 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 10 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, wingshooting lessons, and fly-fishing schools.

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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.