NOV 2015

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 15 GOLF, RECREATION & RELATIONSHIPS World-Class Meetings If there's a special gathering in your future, perhaps it deserves to be held in a place like no other. The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area was created for such moments. Our gracious hotels, cozy inns & intimate cottages are perfect for weddings, reunions & business conferences. Our restaurants invite conversation & friendship over memorable meals. And then there are our forty-three world-class courses which energize and relax at the same time. Come and enjoy the legendary North Carolina hospitality of the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area. Contact Beverly Stewart at (800) 346-5362 (Ext.237) Email: or visit Corporate groups enjoy heading to Pursell Farms, near Sylacauga, Ala., because they can get away from the hustle and bustle by traveling just one hour from Birmingham, Ala., or two hours from Atlanta, according to Marketing Director Tim Spanjer. Set on 3,000 acres in a scenic, rural landscape and surrounded by hilly terrain, Pursell Farms features the FarmLinks Golf Club, named Golfweek's #1 all-access golf course in the state in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Sculpted out of scenic farmland, the course by Hurdzan-Fry Environmental Golf Design features a mix of dramatic elevation changes, pristine fairways and immaculate greens, Spanjer said. "One of the fun things about being here is that there are a few different types of accom- modations, including a lodge, cottages, cabins and a guest house, and they all come with golf carts, so once you're here, you park your car and get around by golf cart," he said. In addition to setting up golf tournaments for groups, Pursell Farms has a number of great recreational activities that provide fun experiences for participants, according to Spanjer. "If golf is not something people want to do, they can go fishing, hunting or shoot clays," he said. "The Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms offer guidance and instruction. We also have a 12-station sporting clays course that groups really enjoy. Each station features a different type of target. We have cane pole fishing competitions and poker runs." n Pursell Farms: A Golf & Recreation Retreat Shooting clays is a popular activity for small groups.

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