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The Els Club – Copperleaf

The Els Club

Els Club Copperleaf is situated in the greater metropolitan area of Tshwane, on a plot of land where Ernie’s late grandfather Ernie Vermaak grew up. It hosted the European Tour’s Tshwane Open in 2013 and 2014.

This exciting residential development offers incomparable country living in proximity to the urban centres of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Centurion – to the north, south and west. Set among unique grasslands and rocks, the course utilises the natural features of the landscape. At 7,315 meters it is a long course. However, there are a variety of teeing areas to ensure it is playable and enjoyable for all golfers.

There is also a strong emphasis on the environment. The wetlands constitute one of the estate’s most important ecosystems and have been rehabilitated, while the reserve areas of the estate are home to several endangered species. Copperleaf is designed to maintain a sense of space with the majority of the property dedicated to parkland, the golf course and open areas. It boasts a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, mini cricket oval and accompanying pavilion, as well as acres of walking and biking routes. With family needs in mind, the facilities include a magnificent clubhouse, a café, luxury Spa and a fully supervised children’s centre.

“Els Club Copperleaf encapsulates in one destination everything I love about family living in a Country Club environment,” says Ernie.

Location South Africa
Opened 2008
Terain Parkland
Yardage 7999 yards
PAR 72
Other Clubhouse & Cricket Pavillion
Web copper-leaf.co.za
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. Hosts its first ever European Tour event, the inaugural €1.5 million Tshwane Open in 2013, and again in 2014.
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