SYLACAUGA, Ala. — After almost five years of market study and analysis, Pursell Farms is conducting its largest comprehensive expansion project since opening in 1975. Pursell Farms is currently home to FarmLinks Golf Club, Golfweek’s 2016 #1 all-access golf course in the state of Alabama, and Orvis Shooting Grounds, a twelve station sporting clay course and five stand clay shooting venue. Director of Marketing Tim Spanjer tells SylacaugaNews.com the expansions will help Pursell Farms become not only the premier resort in Alabama and the Southeast, but also in the country.
One major expansion project occurring is The Inn at Pursell Farms, a forty room hotel. About two-thirds of the rooms will be king bed rooms, while the other third will consist of two queen-sized beds. All rooms will be larger than a typical hotel room. Junior Suites will also be available for guests, with ground level suites having patio access and upper level suites with balconies. The Inn will give guests a high-end hotel experience with a signature Pursell Farms touch.
A new pool and outdoor lounge will be added for guests at Pursell Farms. Two new restaurants, Old Tom’s Pub and Arrington’s, will also be constructed. Old Tom’s Pub will only be available for resort guests, but Arrington’s, an upscale restaurant, will allow advanced reservations from outside guests.
The Hamilton Place, listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being a greek revival plantation home in 1852, is currently being renovated for wedding use. In addition, The Secret Place, at 1000’ of elevation atop of Chalybeate Mountain, will be available for weddings, special events, and other resort programs. When at The Secret Place, guests will have a 360 degree view of approximately 40 miles. Pursell Farms will offer shuttle service to the top of the mountain and back down for all guests at The Secret Place.
The Inn at Pursell Farms, the pool and outdoor lounge, Old Tom’s Pub, and Arrington’s are scheduled to open in October 2017. The Secret Place will open in Summer 2017, and The Hamilton Place is planned to be available by April 2017.
Other facilities now open are The Spring House and John Piney’s Barn. The Spring House is a spa treatment facility, open to public for reservations after guests are given priority. John Piney’s Barn was just opened this year, comfortably hosting 150 people with touchscreen AV controls, internet connections, and a 1080p HD projection screen.
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