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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7444 yards
Slope 140
Rating 75.5
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FarmLinks at Pursell Farms
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Tifaway 419 Grass
Greens T1 Bentgrass Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2003) Dana Fry (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 6 (bunker guarded) greens at varying distances
Golf School Academy Yes - "FarmLinks Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

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4.8
89 Reviews (89)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 12
Drinks 12
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 23
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 24
Advanced Golfers 23
Group Getaways 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26

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5.0
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Previously Played

Best golf period

This place is majestic . Beautiful views at every turn. Now the hotel with pub and restaurant makes this place a must. Great for corporate events and great for weekend getaway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Perfection

Been playing here for years. The course was in excellent shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wonderful Facility

Top Notch facility. Staff, conditions, and layout are great. Nice change of pace from RTJ Trail with generous fairways and receptive greens. I would recommend anyone making their way out here for a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome Coure and Great Conditions - Amazine Place

This was my first time playing FarmLinks. I loved it. I would play this course every week if I could due to the great conditions, the awesome service and nice touches of the course as well as the spectacular setting and beautiful views.
Farmlinks is such a treat to play. The conditions are great, the staff is friendly and happy to have you there. EVERYTHING you'd want for a less than premium price. I played the RTJ courses for the prior three days and I prefer Farm Links much more than any of the RTJ courses (especially for the price of FarmLinks).
One of the best parts though is the design and playability of the course. Wide, forgiving fairways puts you in a positive frame of mind on every tee box. This course is not going to kick your butt (unlike some of the RTJ courses) but, FarmLinks will still challenge you to make the right shot and give you opportunities for birdies especially on the par 5 holes.
The par 3s on FarmLinks are some of the best I have played, especially number 5 with BEAUTIFUL views and dramatic elevation change.
FarmLinks has nice luxurious touches everywhere
- chilled apples at #1
- cold, fresh, locally grown watermelon on #5
- Cold towels delivered by the beverage cart person
- Historic markets throughout the course to provide history and the "story" to the local area

All in all, I love FarmLinks and would highly recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best ever!

My golf passion started here at Farm Links 3 years ago and today reinforced why. I live in Birmingham with lots of different courses but the drive to get here is definitely worth it (including Hwy 280).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great resort course

A great course to go play and have some fun. Very playable and in great condition. Had a lot of rain the night before we played and through the day but the course drains really well. Great practice facilities as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A nice break in the RTJ trail

Very nice different style layout and rustic than RTJ...

Incredible course. Got to play thru dusk. Walked and took 5 hours — will say that between some holes are too long and steep climbs, but we loved and wanted to savor the ‘true golf experience’. I was disappointed they didn’t have ‘walking paths’ down the middle of fairways from the tee boxes like a true course would— especially because all other elements really preserved the LINKS feel and did feel like in the UK.
Greens were medium speed/slow but I guess expected in winter — very fair and not crazy undulating so very attachable and inviting course layout overall.
Was a delight meeting some golf now employees while receiving great hospitality from the starter and the kitchen staff (gave us free coffee on the go!!)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Super Nice!

Ive played here many times and every time the course is magnificent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Aeration alert

Greens were aerated two weeks ago and have not recovered as well as I would have expected.

All other aspects of the course were very good.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome course

Course was well worth. The money. Pace of play was a little slow but ok.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Disappoints

Farmlinks is such a treat. Excellent conditioning, great staff, resort style amenities, everything you'd want for a less than premium price. The best part though is the design and playability of the layout. Width off the tee puts you in a positive frame of mind on every tee box. This course isn't going to kick you in the sack but will still challenge you to make the right shot. Green complexes are diverse enough to reward good shots and eject bad ones. I love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unbelievable

My friends encouraged me to travel to Sylacauga Al and play Farmlinks. It is more than advertised. Manicured rough, fairways were perfect, greens terrific. The course is a Norman Rockwell of golf courses. Number 5 is more than expected. The attention to service is everywhere. Prepared cups of water, Granny Smith apples, watermelon slices on the course. Wide fairways, huge greens..it may be better than Ross Bridge. Well worth the money and trip. We stayed in the Inn and it was very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gem of a course.

I was first surprised by the high overall quality of the golf course itself in a relatively remote area. The views of the surrounding countryside were breathtaking. Also I was amazed at amount of changes in elevation on several holes.i very much enjoyed my round and will definitely be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

FarmLinks at Pursell Farms - True Alabama Hidden Gem

The Good: Pursell Farms is an incredible 3,500 acre facility about an hour southeast of Birmingham. The resort centers around FarmLinks, the 18-hole Hurdzan/Fry golf course that is one of their best public designs in the US. Rugged track with severe elevation, yet extremely fair, this course has some of the most fun Par 5's, strong Par 5's (particularly on the front half), and a Top 3 best foursome of Par 3's that I've ever played. Great course conditions and good, large greens that only have slight undulation. Nice clubhouse that has a small dining area, while there is an extremely nice resort area that has multiple restaurants and lodging options. One of the better driving ranges you'll find at a public course. Excellent staff and great value considering the quality of course.

The Bad: Greens were a little slow and the surrounding complexes weren't in great shape, mostly impacted by a tough winter. Overall the design is fantastic, but some of the Par 4's on the back nine tend to blend in or are too similar. Course had us tee-off on the back nine which was odd.

The Verdict: One of the best hidden gem courses in the country. Undoubtedly should get consideration for Top 100 public lists and worthy of high Alabama state rankings. One of the most fun, fair courses you will ever play.

Best Hole: The Par 3 5th has one of the biggest drops from tee-to-green that I've played. Unfortunately I didn't take enough club...twice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Great course and great practice facility! Awesome staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter rate one of state's best values

Course had been closed all week due to the moderate winter storm that passed through. Hard to believe there was snow on the ground the day before, because conditions were superb.

There were a few soft spots, but I'm not sure they even needed to be cart-path only, as was the case.

Greens were as good as I've seen them here, another testament to the greenskeeping crew. Still would like to see people do a better job repairing their pitch marks. I fixed two and three additional blemishes on seemingly every green.

Noticed they are clearing a bunch of trees, which opens up some sight lines, particularly on the sixth hole.

The GPS in the cart was on point. The problems with it I had on my last visit here were ironed out.

The pace of play was slower than usual, but I attribute that to a delayed start of tee times to ensure that the course was playable after the week's closure and the balmy 60 degree temps that brought many out to the course.

The $59 winter rate is one of the best deals in the state currently, and includes cart and full use of the range and practice areas before the round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Perfect place to go spend the day. Beautiful golf course, friendly staff awesome facility. I loved it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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