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The Els Club at Copperleaf is the second ‘Signature' Ernie Els designed golf course in South Africa. This beautiful course has been designed to the highest possible specifications and USGA Specifications. The Els Club at Copperleaf is based just 40 minutes outside of Sandton or just 15 minutes outside of Centurion in Mnandi, Gauteng.

Copperleaf is best defined as ‘modern classic' - the layout tests every aspect of the game and provides even the longest hitters with a challenge. The course is one of the finest examples of the ‘Highveld grassland' genre, and players experience a sense of openness and freedom with the Magaliesberg backdrop adding to the country atmosphere.

Home to South Africa's first Els Club:
- Built on land once lived on by Ernie Els' grandfather, Mr Ernie Vermaak, Copperleaf is proud to be home to South Africa's first Els Club, and a golf course designed by Ernie Els.
- The care and dedication put into the design of South Africa's first Els Club are evident everywhere. The best design principles have been brought together to produce a golf course which is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also challenging and enjoyable for golfers of all standards.
- The course makes optimal use of the natural topography, with landscaped recreational areas. Within its unforgettable setting of natural grasslands and rocks, the wide fairways, spectacular water hazards and challenging bunkers delight and test golfers of all levels.
- Modern and minimalistic design principles are felt throughout the newly designed Els Club, offering spectacular facilities for golfers to relax after their round.
- The Els Club offers guaranteed five-star golfing, and the ideal way to perfect your game and clear your mind and relax afterwards.

- Named ‘Best New Golf Course 2008′ in the Gauteng region by South Africa's highly regarded Compleat Golfer.
- Hosts the opening tournament on the 2010 Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Tour - dubbed ‘Origins Goes Easy' in honour of Ernie Els.
- Hosts Sunshine Big Easy Tour Championship 2011.
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The Els Club, Copperleaf Reviews

Average Rating from 220 golfers
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No food at halfway, bunkers are shocking! Rest really enjoyable. 
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played by Pieter from South Africa on Tuesday, 11 June 2019
All the bunkers are in a terrible state, stones in them damage the clubs  
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played by Arshad from South Africa on Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Unfriendly staff 
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played by Etienne from South Africa on Sunday, 2 June 2019
Course in good condition, good to see the bunker improvement programme. Like the grab and go policy. Greens very receptive,  
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played by Casper from South Africa on Friday, 31 May 2019
The greens, tee boxes and fairways are world class. The staff at the clubhouse were okay but some seemed a little uninvolved. Really tough course with really punishing bunkers. Bar service at the 19th was great! 
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played by Mark from South Africa on Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Great golf course, good condition, caddies polite and on the ball. Had a really good time on and off the course with my guests. 
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played by Joe de Beer on Sunday, 26 May 2019
the aera is not very fear. Some holes are very dirty by the excrements of the ducks and birds. It's not possible to put without them… and you prefer not putting. 
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played by Jean-Pierre from Réunion on Thursday, 25 April 2019
The bunkers are getting fixed . Once done great course . 
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played by RICHARD MCARTHY on Sunday, 19 May 2019
Bunkers ..... different sand types throughout the course. Lots of marble sized stones and found one as big as a fist. Expected more from a EE signature course. 
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played by Nicholas from United Kingdom on Tuesday, 14 May 2019
World class service and a well maintained golf course  
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played by Badi Promesse on Tuesday, 14 May 2019

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Course Details

6616 yards
Established in
Course Type
Grass Type
Bent Grass
Ernie Els

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