Pursell Farms sign nestled in a garden of flowers

The Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms

Situated near Birmingham, Alabama, Orvis Pursell Farms is open 363 days a year for rounds of sporting clays, schools, private instruction, and group or corporate retreats. Join one of our monthly events, visit our gun room for a fitting, or hunt our fields with an Upland Membership. Guests can also plan overnight accommodations on the grounds at Pursell Farms in deluxe cottages and cabins, along with five-star culinary experiences and a host of other recreational activities.

Nestled among 3,000 acres of rolling hills, oak and pine forests, native grasses, and fertile land, Orvis at Pursell Farms has created an immersive environment to deliver a rich sporting experience like no other.

Whether you’re looking for a place to experience sporting clays for the first time—or you’re a seasoned uplands hunter—you will find something to love at Orvis Pursell Farms. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Contact Us

Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms

560 Farmlinks Blvd.

Sylacauga, Alabama 35151

Email: pursellfarms@orvis.com

Call: 855-799-2826

Open 7 days a week, 9 am–5 pm

Our Services

Orvis Pursell Farms offers 16 stations designed to simulate a variety of true field shots. Adding to the versatility of the course is the unique trapper experience offered; one of Orvis Pursell Farm’s team of trappers will join you on the course and can customize stations based on your needs.

Orvis hosts many outdoor enthusiasts who are in pursuit of an excellent clay shooting experience: and the sporting clays course at the base of Chalybeate Mountain provides that with a diverse combination of open fields and a natural canopy of southeastern hardwoods. In addition to the Sporting Clays Course, Orvis Pursell Farms also offers 2 covered Five Stands and Wobble Trap.

A trapper will join you on the course, ensuring you have the best experience possible.

Orvis Pursell Farms’ highly trained instructional fly-fishing and wingshooting staff can help with any experience level. From the novice to the pro you can expect to receive the personal attention needed to elevate and improve your skills.

If you would like to join one of our fly-fishing or wingshooting school dates, if you simply want a refresher after a school, a warm up for that trip to England shooting high pheasants, or that trip to the Gunnison in Colorado casting for trout; our school instructors are available for private instruction all year round.

Must be at least 12 years old to participate in a shooting school. Maximum 4 shooters per session.

The most exclusive venue offered at Pursell Farms is a private membership. Orvis Pursell Farms has traditionally been dedicated to upland bird hunting and has a classic flair for what a traditional hunting club should be. Our extensive facilities include four upland fields for hunting pheasants and quail, along with a traditional continental hunting area. Our duck-hole resides in a mix of flooded timber and open water, offering the perfect wetland habitat for waterfowl game. The preserve hunting season runs from October 15 to March 15. Make an appointment to tour the gun club. We are sure it will meet your highest standards.

Upland Hunting Membership

Individual Membership Fee: $2,500 Annual

Initiation Fee for Individual Members: $3,500*

*One-time fee, for the first year, not charged again if membership is current and consecutive.

Corporate Membership Fee: $6,000 Annual

Up to 5 company representatives membership.

Sporting Clays Memberships at Orvis Pursell Farms provide you with the opportunity for Sporting Clays and Five Stand at a favorable member rate.

Sporting Clays Memberships

Individual Membership Fee: $150

Family Membership Fee: $250

*Please note that our sporting clays, schools, and pro shop are open to the public.

Fee schedule: Clays and Shooting Grounds

Ammunition not included – (prices subject to change without notice)

Sporting Clay Membership: $150

Family Sporting Clay Membership: $250 

Upland Hunting Annual Membership: $2,500

Initiation Fee for Upland Membership: $3,500

One-time fee for the first year. Not charged again if membership is current and consecutive. 

Corporate Upland Hunting Membership: $6,000

Up to five representative memberships.

Sporting Clay Round – (No minimum shooters. 100 round minimum.)

Member: $45

Non-Member: $80

Five Stand Round

Member: $10

Non-Member: $15

Gun Rental: $50

Cart Rental

Member: $30/cart

Non-Member: $40/cart 

Gunfitting Session: $175/hour 

Gunfitting Package: $265/hour

Gunfitting & private shooting lesson. 

Private Shooting Instruction: $175/hour

Up to four shooters. 

Additional Shooters: $25/person 

Private Instruction on Clays Course: $175/hour

Up to five shooters. Does not include Sporting Clays Fee. 

Orvis Wingshooting School includes a complimentary gun rental and gun fitting, comprehensive shooting instruction, all targets and ammunition, lunch each school day, and a copy of the Orvis Wingshooting Handbook. 

One-Day School: $575/person

Two-Day School: $1,149/person

Fee schedule: Fishing Activities & Services 

Orvis Fly Fishing School includes the use of Orvis tackle, comprehensive casting instruction, lunch each school day, and a copy of the Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing. 

One-Day School: $279/person

Two-Day School: $489/person 

Private Casting Instruction

One student: $75/hour

Two students: $95/hour

Three students: $125/hour 

Private Guided Fishing: $250

Two hours fishing with two anglers max. 

Additional guided fishing: $125/hour 

Non-Guided Fishing (Resort Guests)

Half-day boat or bank fishing: $75

Full-day boat or bank fishing: $145

Non-Guided Fishing (Member)

Half-day boat or bank fishing: $55

Full-Day Boat or bank fishing: $100

Fishing Gear Rental

Conventional: $40/person

Fly rod, reel & fly box: $65/person

If you and your clients desire peace, relaxation, and a chance to return to the “family farm,” visit us at Orvis Pursell Farms. We provide the perfect backdrop to suit your corporate retreat or recreational getaway in Alabama. Over the years Pursell Farms has been the “go-to” destination for many of the top corporations in the Southeast. We offer a host of amenities that will ensure your time at Pursell Farms is productive and memorable. Our customized corporate retreat packages include sporting clays events, fly-fishing, and wingshooting instruction, as well as professional catering and other non-shooting activities and team-building excursions to choose from.

Pursell Farms offers 10,000 square feet of technologically sophisticated and professionally appointed meeting and event space. With more than ten years of experience in delivering educational programming at Pursell Farms, we have created the ideal meeting venue blending purpose-built conference rooms with the splendor and tranquility of nature. After your group spends a day out on the farm shooting or fly-casting you can retreat in one of our many fully appointed meeting spaces, or simply relax in front of an unforgettable chef-prepared meal, all the while basking in Pursell Farms’ scenic, central Alabama surroundings.

Pursell Farms offers both the facilities and the personalized, professional service that will guarantee an enjoyable event experience. Immerse your team into the timeless charm of our traditional sporting services textured with the Southern hospitality that only Orvis can offer by selecting Pursell Farms for your next corporate outing.

These hunts are offered to the guests of Orvis who are seeking a private destination to experience Southern wingshooting at its best. Enjoy your time in the field harvesting braces of quail, cupped-winged duck, and the high flight of pheasant through quintessential southeastern pines.

Orvis hunting and shooting school instructors are available for individual or group lessons, an experience for all ability levels.

Guests of The Farm can test their fly-fishing skills and wet a line for largemouth bass, crappie, or bream in Lake Christine and Lodge Lake. Bring your own gear or rent ours. Fish from the banks, or enjoy the full experience out on the water in an aluminum johnboat with trolling motor. Either way, it’s not a rare occurrence for even the occasional angler to land a six- to eight-pound bass. Our lakes are intensely managed with proper fertilization, feeding, and harvests to maximize fish growth, and you just may have the talent—or the luck—to catch that elusive lunker.

Guided and non-guided experiences available.


Birmingham International Airport (BHM) – 1 hour south to Pursell Farms. 5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212

  • Highway 280 East through Chelsea, Harpersville and into Childersburg
  • Right at 2nd traffic light in Childersburg onto County Road 008
  • 11 miles to dead end in Fayetteville
  • Right onto Sylacauga/Fayetteville Highway (County Road 002)
  • Left at entrance to Pursell Farms, approximately ½ mile

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – 2 hours southwest to Pursell Farms.

6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320

  • I-20 to junction of Highway 21 located at the Anniston-Oxford Exit
  • Highway 21 South through Talladega to Winterboro
  • Right onto Highway 76
  • 10 miles to Childersburg
  • Cross Highway 280 (turns into County Road 008)
  • 11 miles to dead end in Fayetteville
  • Right onto Sylacauga/Fayetteville Highway (County Road 002)
  • Left at entrance to Pursell Farms, approximately ½ mile

Smaller/private planes, jets and helicopters*

*Helicopters can land on the property of Pursell Farms

Sylacauga, Merkel Field (SCD) 8 minutes west of Pursell Farms.

  • 5,400' runway
  • 195 Airport Rd, Sylacauga, Alabama 3515

Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM)

  • North on I-65 to U.S. 231
  • Right onto U.S. 231 and go north toward Sylacauga
  • Left onto Highway 280 at the junction of U.S. 231 and Highway 280
  • Approximately 2 miles to the second traffic light at Pinecrest School (Note: If you get to Walmart on Highway 280, you have gone too far.)
  • Left at the traffic light onto the Sylacauga/Fayetteville Highway (County Road 002)
  • Approximately 9 miles
  • Left at entrance to Pursell Farms

Ideally situated for panoramic views of the scenic foothills, the three-story Inn’s 40 beautifully designed guest rooms, sparkling outdoor pool and sun deck, and fitness facility opened in March of 2018 including two new dining experiences. Arrington features our signature farm-to-fork cuisine in casually, elegant surroundings. The scene at Old Tom’s Pub is historic Scottish, gastropub-meets-sports-bar featuring Scottish and American menu favorites with views of the 18th fairway.

Offering new options for couples, families, golfers, corporate groups, and wedding guests, The Inn brings the total number of guest rooms at Pursell Farms to 81.

The Inn has:

  • 40 Total Rooms
  • 29 King Rooms
  • 6 Premier Balcony Rooms
  • 11 Double Queen Rooms

Learn more at pursellfarms.com

Instructor giving shooting lessons to a student
Bright orange clays being shot out of a machine
Group of hunters walking in a field
Orvis Pursell Farms