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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 294 golfers
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Course is in very good condition. Great day out 
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played by Albert from South Africa on Monday, 23 December 2019
Greens were in terrible condition. Bunkers were full of stones. 
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played by Gavin from South Africa on Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Greens not in good shape for such a high profile course taking into account the time of year. Shortage of golf carts, had to wait, golf card left me without petrol on 2nd 9 
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played by Carel from South Africa on Thursday, 2 January 2020
Course is a real gem. Perfect conditions and facilities. They will get new carts this year which is needed. Some bunkers are a bit tight after the heavy rains. But demanding yet fair course, love to play it.  
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played by Robert from South Africa on Thursday, 2 January 2020
The green on most pf the holes were not maintained at all.  
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played by Hyoimi from Botswana on Monday, 30 December 2019
The course is always a challenge and a real pleasure to play.  Conditioning is lacking at the moment. My biggest issue was with the staff and how we were treated. We were scheduled to play of the first tee, but were never told that they changed that to the 10th tee. While we were waiting for the starter on the first he arrived and informed us in an arrogant manner that we are supposed to be off the 10th. Also when we turned the confusion continued when we arrived at the 1st for the second nine, there was an aggressive couple that believed we were playing out of turn. This should not be up to us to sort out starter problems and then to create a situation that leads to negativity.  
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played by Nico from South Africa on Monday, 23 December 2019
Such a great place ... shame about the bunkers. Some full of stones, some like concrete. Have so much respect for EE but they (the bunkers) really detract from what is otherwise a lovely course. 
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played by Nick Jackman on Saturday, 21 December 2019
It was a wonderfull experience !! An amazing golf course !!! 
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played by Pierrie Moriot on Friday, 22 November 2019
Was told that I have not paid for the golf and had to pay again I am not impressed at all!! 
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played by Johan on Friday, 13 December 2019
Despite the rains the fairways wete immaculate and so were the bunkers. Green on the slower side but still 10 for us 
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played by Tenele Dlamini on Friday, 13 December 2019

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6616 yards
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Bent Grass
Ernie Els

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