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Pursell Farms
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went to Farmlinks a couple of times now for a corporate retreat and training with Wacker Neuson. Farmlinks' grounds, accommodation and food are first rate all the way. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a tasteful hunting and fishing theme with luxurious bedding and awesome views out of every window. The golf course was fantastic and the staff were really friendly. And the food was to die for. I gained 7 lbs while I was there with some of the best steak I've ever had! Highly recommend for business or pleasure!

Room Tip: There isn't a bad room in the place.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Tim S, Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Thank you for your kind words and compliments. We are delighted to hear that the overall experience you had at Pursell Farms met if not exceeded your expectations. We will certainly pass on your praises to the culinary team and the other staff members that made it happen!

Our team works very hard to ensure each guest is met with the level of service and individual attention that will make for great memories long after your visit. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you to the Farm again in the near future.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We took a golf trip in August and stayed in a cabin. We had eight golfers and the accomadations were perfect. Four bedrooms with two large beds in each room along with an updated bath. We had a putting and chipping green right behind our back porch. The golf course was great. We enjoyed the two days of golf that we played there. My complaint was with the food service. They asked us not to bring food or drinks on to the property. We tried to honor that request but found that their food service was not anywhere what we would have expected based on their prices and indications of food quality. The weekend we were there they had a special chili dinner and beer tasting for that Saturday. According to their facebook advertisement they had chili and golf specials but when we inquired about the special, no knew anything about it. We tried to eat breakfast there but found the service was bad. I was served the wrong order and was told they would have the correct order to me quickly. After waiting for over an hour for my breakfast, I had to leave to get to my tee time. These things convinced us not to eat dinner there so we went outside the facility. All in all this was a great trip and could be a top notch resort for many activities if they can get their food issues worked out. It was my understanding that they had just hired a new chef and maybe this was transition pains.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Tim S, Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Tom,
Thank you for comments. We greatly appreciate your feedback and the invaluable role it plays in our operation. Customer service and guest satisfaction are high priorities here at Pursell Farms, and while we’re thrilled you gave us so many compliments, we were dismayed to learn your F&B experience was unsatisfactory. Nonetheless, we needed to know this so we can rectify it going forward. Not only in general, but specifically for you and your travel partners. You’ll be pleased to know that we are instituting a “country breakfast” buffet, which will eliminate the waiting time for players with pending tee times. This should alleviate any future problems, so we welcome you to come back very soon and try the new breakfast format at the clubhouse. We look forward to having you back at “The Farm” and hope you will report back again.
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

From the amenities and service to the golf itself, you will not find a better destination for a superb golf experience. With the beautiful scenery as well as championship level golf, it's definitely worth the money to play FarmLinks!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Richard B
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Keith I, General Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

We appreciate your kind words, but more than that, we are so pleased to hear about your exceptional experience here at Pursell Farms! Thanks so much for sharing. We hope to see you here again soon!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I just spent two nights at FarmLinks. We are golfers and this is a golfers paradise. We stayed in the homes on Masters Row. Rooms are quads with a shared common area. Luckily for us no one else was in our place for the entire stay. The golf course is pristine. The food was excellent. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Our waitress told us that they were going to be adding a spa, fitness area, restaurant and bar. These additions will make it more of a full service resort and draw more couples not just intersted in golf.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Keith I, General Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thanks so much for selecting Pursell Farms as your destination of choice for your recent stay! We're glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope that you will come see us again soon. We are constantly looking at new ideas and amenities and better ways to cater to our guests' needs, and we DO have a lot of wonderful new things in store... and can't wait to share them with you!

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We've done a buddies golf trip every April for the past 8 years. Every year we try to upgrade - more comfortable accomodations, increasingly challenging courses, better service - and this year we experienced the ultimate...Farmlinks at Pursell Farms. From the minute you make the turn through the front gates you understand you are somewhere special. The service is top notch; southern hospitality at its best. We stayed in the Snead cabin and felt like we had arrived at "Man Camp" - personal Club Cars for the week, flat screen tv's, private putting green, big, comfy beds - no details are overlooked. All meals are served in the Clubhouse which feels like a big country kitchen with a porch overlooking the beautiful 18th hole hundreds of acres of farmland. We knew we were coming back next year before we even set foot on the first tee. The golf course is immaculate and challenging without beating you up if you select the appropriate tees. We also enjoyed an afternoon shooting clays before we played another 9 holes in the late afternoon. Next year we'll try some fishing. For this buddies golf trip planner Farmlinks has set a new standard of excellence.

Room Tip: The cabins are ideally suited for groups of 8 so you can all stay together. We had a group of ten wh...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Keith I, General Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thanks so much for your kind remarks. It's such a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their visit with us. We certainly do our best to cater to our guests' needs, so it was great to hear that your experience at "Man Camp" exceeded your expectations. Definitely make some time for fishing on your next trip! Hope to see you all soon!

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We could not have had a better time this past weekend at the "A Chocolate Romance" experience. My wife had no idea what we were doing until we walked in the doors and was absolutely blown away! I had been to the facilities before for golf, which by the way, is hands down my favorite golf experience anywhere!

EVERY detail was thought of starting from the time we pulled up. The staff could not have been nicer, and the meal was delicious. The rooms were beautiful, spacious and cozy, and we look forward to coming back next year!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Keith I, General Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear M/M. Lyvers- Thank you for the kind words about your recent visit during the "Chocolate Romance" valentines event here at the Farm. We will be doing may more special events and look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband & I spent Valentines at Farmlinks for their "Chocolate Romance" event and everything was fabulous! The service and staff (Beth in particular) was very accomodating and professional. We especially enjoyed their new chef, Andrea (Andy) as she shared her passion for food during the chocolate truffle class and the special dinner / wine pairing. She is very entertaining! In speaking with the manager, Keith, he shared their ideas of future events to make this a couples destination. My husband also was able to enjoy a round of golf on Farmlinks spectacular course. We definitely look forward to our next visit!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tim S, Manager at Pursell Farms, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Tgrz,
Sorry for the long delay in responding to your very positive review regarding your visit at our 2013 Valentine's dinner event! We are so glad that you were able to come and to also get a round of golf in while you were here! We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit.

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Address: 386 Talladega Springs Rd, Sylacauga, AL 35151-8281
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Location: United States > Alabama > Sylacauga
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Sylacauga
Hotel Class:3 star — Pursell Farms 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ranked the number-one public golf course in Alabama 4 out of the last 5 years in Golfweek Best courses you can play. This pristine, 3,500-acre destination is located at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama. Here at Pursell Farms, you will experience the scenic beauty of nature, mingled with the rich heritage and friendly warmth of the deep South. From our 7,444-yard, championship golf course and world-class ORVIS Shooting and Hunting Grounds to our golf academy, Pursell Farms is a luxury, full-service resort destination that offers something unique for the avid sportsman as well as for the golf industry innovators and professionals. Come out and visit the farm, and enjoy deluxe accommodations, farm-to-table cuisine and an experience in hospitality that will exceed your expectations. Enjoy an afternoon of golf or sporting clays, fish our stocked lakes, conduct a business conference or host a memorable wedding or special event. The options are endless! And at Pursell Farms, you are never a stranger. ... more   less 
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