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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 249 golfers
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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
The halfway house food is very ordinary for what seems to be a premium course.  
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played by Frederik from South Africa on Thursday, 4 July 2019
As a league we rate courses not only on the course but as a hole experience, taking in consideration the time of year, season, whether, service from ground staff, management, catering and Copperleaf defiantly ticked all all the boxes. Thank you for hosting us on a Saturday Members day, it's much appreciated and hope to come and experience the course again in the summer time. Regards Chairman of The Missfits Golf league Warren Schultz 
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played by missfits on Saturday, 3 August 2019
Greens are tired, bunkers are terrible, course is generally in poor condition.... 
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played by Tony from South Africa on Friday, 2 August 2019
Green were perfect. Clubhouse and assistance was perfect. Fairways had a thin layer of brown grass which was tricky to play on regarding short game - you would occasionally get under the ball as opposed to compress it. 
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played by MATT on Thursday, 1 August 2019
Green Fees unreasonably very high. 
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played by Lefofane from South Africa on Saturday, 20 July 2019
Play was very slow and no carts available for our scheduled tee off time so we finished very late 
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played by Michael from South Africa on Sunday, 14 July 2019
Only the bunkers with all the stones are not enjoyable. No you busy with bunkers plan. good luck. 
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played by Eastwood Loftus on Tuesday, 2 July 2019

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Course Details

6616 yards
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Bent Grass
Ernie Els

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