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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 117 golfers
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Course was in a general good condition, Only small moan was that bunkers were not consistent in terms of sand fill and type of sand.  
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played by Nigel from South Africa on Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Awesome service and friendly reception. Golf course in great condition. 
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played by Otto from South Africa on Friday, 8 February 2019
Bunkers terrible , fairways great , greens average  
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played by SPAIN on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Bunkers inconsistent.  Different sand and some bunkers have too little sand.  Cart was a bit wobbly.  Spotters and caddies at the entrance very unfriendly, don't greet and don't help carrying golf bags from the parking lot to the carts anymore.  No starter at the tee box, no Marshall on the course.  The rating is purely for the fact that it's a nice course to play. 
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played by JASON SEE on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Well maintained. Great design. Very good price / performance ratio. No slow German golfers to see. 
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played by Thomas on Sunday, 20 January 2019
Always a nice play. Friendly people, hospitality very good, the course now in very good condition, BUT, those bunkers!! Please do something about them. 
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played by COTZEE on Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Greens was impeccable and consistent. The Layout is challenging. Halfway food was scrumptious. Our spotter was best we've ever experienced! 
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played by Maritza from South Africa on Friday, 21 December 2018
Excellent service,well maintained course beautiful golfing atmosphere  
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played by Llewellyn from South Africa on Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Course was on great condition however the greens were only mowed on the morning we played, this should have been done on the Monday when the course is closed. 
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played by G MILLS on Tuesday, 8 January 2019
The best course in the RSA! 
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played by Botha from South Africa on Sunday, 23 December 2018

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Course Details

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

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