SYLACAUGA, Ala. -- FarmLinks Golf Club at Pursell Farms - an amenity of the esteemed boutique resort known for its elite customer service and tranquil country setting near Birmingham - has been ranked the No. 1 public course in Alabama in Golfweek's just-published 2013 "America's Best Courses You Can Play" by state list.
Approximately 400 "America's Best" raters annually pinpoint the country's finest golf courses, based on strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning, maintenance and landscape management. The 2013 rankings appear in the March 8 edition of the magazine and on the Golfweek website.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from Golfweek," said Pursell Farms CEO David Pursell. "FarmLinks and Pursell Farms strive to offer our individual and group guests' excellence throughout the resort."
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in June, FarmLinks mixes dramatic elevation changes with immaculate fairways and greens. The Hurdzan-Fry design has garnered numerous accolades since opening in 2003, including being named one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America" by Golf Digest.
The world's only research and demonstration golf course, more than 10,000 superintendents and turf specialists from around the world have visited the resort to learn best practices and network.
Pursell Farms is a cozy family-owned resort located on 3,500 pristine acres and offers fishing and hunting, clay shooting, fresh farm-to-table dining, meeting space, wedding services and more.
To learn more about Pursell Farms visit www.pursellfarms.com, www.facebook.com/pursellfarms, or call 877.292.3276.
FarmLinks First Annual Kick-Off Spring Golf Tournament, April 5-6
FarmLinks Golf Club will host the first annual Kick-Off Spring Golf Tournament, Saturday, April 6. Tee times for the tournament begin at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served and an awards dinner is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The format is the two best scores of the four players, per hole and there will also be a long drive and four closest-to-the-pin contests. The cost is $115 per person per foursome, or $135 for single players, and includes a gift swag bag, sleeve of balls, lunch, snacks and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.
On Friday, April 5, there will be a TrackMan III clinic with FarmLinks Golf Academy instructor Layne Savoie (add-on cost) at 3:30 p.m., followed by a putting contest and TaylorMade equipment demo. At 7 p.m., dinner will be served by new Executive Chef Andrea Griffith.
Overnight options are available at the Parker Lodge ($349), a luxury cottage ($299) or cabin ($189) and include participation in Friday's putting contest and dinner. Prices are based on double occupancy.
For tee times and reservations, call 256.208.7600.
About Pursell Farms
Established in 2003 by the Pursell Family and located at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Ala., Pursell Farms includes a one-of-a-kind research and demonstration facility and FarmLinks Golf Club, an 18-hole, 7,444-yard championship golf course that is open to the public. The company's cutting-edge environment also offers high-tech meeting spaces, deluxe lodging options and first-rate fishing and wildlife habitat with 5-stand clay shooting range and unique hunting adventures.
To learn more about Pursell Farms, visit www.pursellfarms.com.