8.3 362 reviews
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 362 golfers
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Well watered with relatively flat greens. Quite a challenge. Greens were very slow though. Possibly not cut short due to high heat. 
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played by Dirk from South Africa on Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Positives: Well kept course, easy process to check-in and get to the tee-box, friendly staff members all around. Negatives: Greens were tuffy and not true. I had a 13.20 tee off on the 1st tee, had a 3 ball butt in front of me claiming they had a 12.52 tee off and they were late so they tee'ed off at 13.20 in my tee time. Starter moved them over from 10th tee to 1st tee, even their 4th player only met them at the beginning of the 2nd hole. I am hugely disappointed that the course management is behaving like this, never would have thought that CopperLeaf will have these issues given the great service and management that i have always experienced. 
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played by Ashley from South Africa on Sunday, 25 October 2020
Course in good condition. Greens hollow tined so more challenging. Overall good experience 
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played by Mark from South Africa on Friday, 23 October 2020
Lovely course. Overbooked and too busy. Play had to be rushed and we struggled to finish before sundown due to slow play. 
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played by Riaan from South Africa on Friday, 18 September 2020
Stunning, championship grade course. Beautiful surroundings. The greens were in great condition and the course was not busy. We really enjoyed the warm up and the friendly welcome from the person on duty at the Golf Shop. Very pleasant view from the terrace for dinner and drinks. We will definitely be back! Perhaps as members. 
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played by T from South Africa on Sunday, 4 October 2020
Well designed course, well maintained and enjoyed the clubhouse 
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played by Derek from South Africa on Friday, 4 September 2020
Great course and in good condition and staff are friendly. Golf carts are too expensive. 
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played by Lance from South Africa on Sunday, 27 September 2020
The course is awesome!!! Very relaxed environment, greens slope a lot, which adds to the fun. Very strategic course, so stay out of the bunkers!!! 
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played by Jahn from South Africa on Friday, 25 September 2020
Very good service and course is in very good condition.  
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played by Bongani from South Africa on Friday, 4 September 2020
Always in excellent nick 
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played by Brian Venkatas on Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Club Facilities

Club Valet
Caddy / Golf Carts
Practice Facilities
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Health Club

Course Details

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

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