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4.7
225 Reviews (225)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
94.8%
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219 out of 225 reviews
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4.9
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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19 out of 19 reviews
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4.8
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7444 yards
Slope 141
Rating 76.3
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FarmLinks at Pursell Farms
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Course Details

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

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

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Hunting

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Amazing Food 12
Drinks 12
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 24
Bunkers 21
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Entertaining Clients 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simply breathtaking

I have had the pleasure of playing numerous courses in Alabama incl. several RTJ courses. This is the best course by light years as far as greens, fairways, etc... Actually had to feel the grass because it looked and felt like AstroTurf!! For the money, hands down it doesn't get better. Staff is extremely friendly and clubhouse resembles a Cracker Barrel. The best kept greens and fairways, and if you play it once you will be there twice!! Well worth any drive to get there!!' Par 3's very tough due to elevations but that just adds to the fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course

I’ve always heard amazing things about this place, and the course is even better than the hype. It’s designed so perfectly into the landscape, and the conditions were immaculate. Hole #5 especially is one of the most amazing individual holes I’ve ever seen. The staff friendliness and accommodation was also second to none. It’s a public course, with a country club level of service.

My only complaint was pace of play. The course was on a 50 minute delay and was cart path only. It took almost 6 hours total to play 18, which was the longest round I’ve ever been a part of. That was also with almost no one in front of us, and no one on our heels. The delay was understandable because of heavy frost, but it really didn’t feel like it needed to be cart restricted beyond a 90° rule and no fairways. This course isn’t well designed for walking, so it was impossible to pick up the pace.

Aside from the pace though, 10/10. It’s an unforgettable course and I look forward to coming back next time I’m back in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best in Alabama

Unbelievably beautiful course! Tee times are spaced out so pace of play is good. Course is very playable but can be long depending on the tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Absolute amazing course, would recommend to everyone go and visit. Course is amazing with spectacular views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

There's a reason it's rated number 1

Just an amazing track. Beer is expensive from the cart so get it in the clubhouse. Also don't miss the Barrell of chilled apples on the first tee. Greens roll smooth and don't have much break to them. Just loved my day here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Course is so pure!

I played a lot of nice courses and this is hands-down the best overall experience I’ve had between the quality of the range, the course itself and the friendliness of the staff.

The fairways are like carpet and the greens roll very smooth.

Definitely will be making trips to this course a tradition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Farmlinks

Always enjoy playing but could not if “TEEOFF” was. Not available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course

Course is always in immaculate condition. Staff is always personable and accommodating. One of the best public courses in Alabama. Challenging but fair test.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Worth your time

First time playing here and highly recommend it. When people come to town to visit this will be the course I bring them to, to make sure they have a great time, enjoy the round, and be impressed from the drive in to the drive on 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Farmlinks Experience

Farmlinks is one of my all time favorite courses. I love the layout, it’s in awesome condition and the staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
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
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pristine Conditions

Pristine course, not a blade of grass out of place. For the Course to be in as good of shape as it is in the middle of a heat wave shows me the care they put into it. Top notch practice area with courtesy TP5 balls. The course itself is a good challenge without being overwhelming. Not an easy track by any means, but you are rewarded with scoring opportunities for good shots. Just be smart about the teebox you choose- even the 2nd (Copperhead) plays about 7K yards. Only somewhat downside to my round was I just happened to come on a day where it was path only. Not a knock on the course but I would have planned a different day had I known prior. But if youve never played Pursell youre missing a treat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Heaven On Earth

The Beat Course in Alabama. The Greens are the softest greens I’ve ever played. The entire facility is first class. The staff are polite and the pro shop is superb. The greens are so soft and played pure and true. I cant give enough praise to this place. It’s A golfers Dream and a little slice of Heaven On Earth! Play FarmLinks! . . .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First time drop

What a drop.....hole #5, the ball falls like rain drops from heaven......and the view couldn't be better! Excellent course, great condition and lots of fun. It was a long drive to get ere but well worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best in Alabama

Farmlinks is a totally wonderful experience from the time that you take your clubs out of your trunk to putting them back in. Let's start with the terrific lunch and wonderful service both in the dining room and then in the pro shop. It's clear that these folks really appreciate you visiting their facility.
And that course...what a great layout! Without a doubt, Farmlinks might be the most immaculately maintained public golf course that I have ever played! The greens, tee boxes, bunkers, and fairways were all pristine.
The course itself has a number of memorable holes, but 2 of the par 3's, in particular, will stick with you throughout your golfing days. The par 3 5th hole is one of the most challenging, and beautiful holes I've ever played. There are a number of elevated tee boxes to choose from as you peer down on a green that's some 175 feet below you. It's just spectacular! The par 3 17th hole holds its own to with a long carry over a lake to a smallish green.
If you get a chance to venture to Sylacauga, AL, be sure to stop and play Farmlinks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

The course is a hidden gem of golf around Birmingham. It's in the middle of nowhere on a sprawling property, but it was sure worth the drive.
The fairways were in better condition than the greens at Ol' Colony which I played a few days prior. It was well maintained and very playable despite taking on a lot of rain and being cart path only. That said we finished the round in a little over 4 hours.
Wide inviting fairways allow you to swing away from the tees, and if you get a bit sideways, the main penalty is the additional distance. really tough to hit one OB. The par #'s with huge elevation changes are fun, but so are the variety of scoring opportunities on all the other holes.
Great staff, Nice amenities, and perfectly maintained course make this a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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