Four generations of family business and Alabama heritage

Deeply rooted in Sylacauga, Alabama, the Pursell Family has been in the business of growing for more than 100 years. Our story begins in 1904 with the founding of the Sylacauga Fertilizer Company. By the end of the 20th century, the company, Pursell Technologies, had developed innovative technology that revolutionized the agronomy industry. The company had also moved to scenic Pursell Farms.

On the farm, David Pursell, the third generation of family leadership, had a visionary idea: to invite the product’s end users (golf superintendents) to see the product firsthand. To achieve this, we built FarmLinks in 2002 as “the world’s only research and demonstration golf course.” Today, Pursell Farms has evolved into a premier regional family farm resort available for Alabama corporate retreats, leisure getaways, Orvis sporting clays, and weddings. Our corporate and family mission is to give, grow and honor. We give 10% of profits to ministries and charities here and around the world. We grow to provide our guests with a superior experience. We honor the family name in all that we do.

Historic Roots of Pursell Farms

Our Farm – From Hernando DeSoto to Andrew Jackson 1540 – 1814

This region of Talladega county is teeming with history and much of it occurred on or near our 3,200 acre property. Follow the expedition of DeSoto and his men up the Coosa River or the journey of General Andrew Jackson and his Tennessee army from Fort Williams to the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

Historic Talladega Springs Resort
1830 – 1921

Famous for its healing sulphur springs, Talladega Springs grew from a small town into a bustling resort, charming guests from across the country with its boutique hotel, first-class dining, and of course, notable Southern hospitality.

It All Began with FarmLinks

The FarmLinks golf club is the bridge from past to present. Learn how the Pursell family shifted from the fertilizer business that began in 1904 to become a premier resort, complete with an award-winning golf course, wedding venue, corporate meeting spaces, and the only ORVIS Shooting Grounds in the South.