About Design


Ernie Els is one of the most successful golfers in the history of the game, having won more than 60 tournaments since turning professional in 1989, including four Major Championships, two World Golf Championships, and a record seven World Matchplay titles.

The international scope of his victories is second to none; he is one of golf’s truly global players and a great champion.

Ernie’s success on the golf course is mirrored in the achievements of Ernie Els Design, a full service design company that is committed to transporting Ernie’s goodwill across cultures and borders in order to create classic golf courses of distinction. Ernie Els Design has achieved this by formulating unique relationships with the world’s finest developers who share the company’s ambitions, creating attractive destinations that adhere to the principles of sustainable development and sound environmental practice. Courses by Ernie Els Design are a success with both the public and the design industry, with many winning prestigious awards:

  • The Els Club Dubai was named the ‘Best New International Course’ in 2009 by Links Magazine and won the CNBC Property Award in the category of ‘Best Golf Course, Dubai’. The Els Club Dubai was also awarded runner-up spot by Golf Inc. in its prestigious ‘International Development of the Year’ rankings.
  • Oubaai in South Africa was the CNBC African Property Award ‘Best Golf Resort in South Africa’ in 2007.
  • Anahita on the island of Mauritius was voted the ‘Best Golf Development for Europe & Africa in 2008 at the CNBC International Property Awards.
  • In 2008 Els Club Copperleaf was named Best New Course in the Gauteng region by South Africa’s highly regarded magazine Compleat Golfer.

For the full list of awards and accolades, click here



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