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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.

Awards:
- 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

8.3
Average Rating from 263 golfers
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Golf course is in great conditions. Greens were impeccable. Service was a let down from previous visits. Check in was tardy, guy didn't greet and I nearly got double charged. We waited on most holes as play was slow. Since we were a 2 ball we expected to wait a bit, but even the 4 ball in front of us were waiting at every hole. Marshalls around but they only did something about pace on second nine. This course is renowned for bunkers but there was also a severe shortage of rakes. On some bunkers we just could not find a rake. Golf cart GPS did not work. Still love playing here overall. 
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played by Natalie from South Africa on Saturday, 19 October 2019
Despite lack of rains the course was in perfect shape and the pro shop personnel very professional. 
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played by Khulekani from South Africa on Saturday, 12 October 2019
Bunkers are poor for the price you pay. Course needs water 
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played by Martin from South Africa on Friday, 11 October 2019
I think its a great course with fantastic facilities. Obviously we need rain which will make it even better. 
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played by I LUBINSKY on Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Waiting period for golf carts was 20mins after tee off time !!! Then rude manager at bar not willing to serve one beer after hot day at 17,35  
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played by CURRIE on Sunday, 6 October 2019
Greens were fantastic considering the lack of rain. Understandably the fairways are dry from no rain, but they were still great to ply off. The bunkers however threw me - different sand types and LOTS of stones in the bunkers with heavier grains. Also the amount of sand in each bunker was very erratic. Other than the bunkers, the course was phenomenal. First time playing it and I’ll definitely be back.  
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played by Nick from South Africa on Friday, 27 September 2019
Nice course, bunkers need a bit of attention.  
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played by Quinton from South Africa on Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Didn’t live up to the hype, however would probably be better in summer as it was extremely dry  
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played by Felix from South Africa on Sunday, 18 August 2019
Very good golf Course 
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played by Tommy on Sunday, 21 July 2019
Had an awesome day, the arrival could be more structured with a bag drop off/ collecting service 
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played by johan du toit on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Club Facilities

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Lessons
Dining
Spa
Club / Shoe Rental
Locker Room
Night Golf
Golf Shop
Accommodation
Health Club

Course Details

Holes
18
Par
72
Length
6616 yards
Established in
2006
Course Type
Links
Grass Type
Bent Grass
Designer
Ernie Els

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