Venue Info

Venue             Promoter
Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate
Centurion
South Africa
            Lindiwe Kwele
Deputy City Manager Strategy Development 
and Implementation
City of Tshwane
PO Box 440
Pretoria 0001
South Africa
Email: LindiweK@tshwane.gov.za
Tel: +27 12 358 4050
Fax: +27 12 358 1112

Course Info

The Els Club at Copperleaf is the second ‘Signature’ Ernie Els designed golf course in South Africa and is based just 40 minutes outside of Sandton or just 15 minutes from 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.

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 Els himself.

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.

Greens
Type of grass - A1 Bent grass
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - Monday 10'7"

Fairways
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - generous fairways ranging from 20m to 60m wide in places
Any specific comments - the Kikuyu produces a lot of white seed heads

Tees / collars
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - 8mm (tees), 7mm (tees)

Rough
Type of grass - Kikuyu
Height of cut - semi 35mm, rough 90mm
Any specific comments - can get quite thick and difficult to play out of

Weather
Weather in advance - partly cloudy and warm (26°C)
Forecast for tournament - partly cloudy and warm with a high chance of thunderstorms

Course
Opened - 2007
Course designer - Ernie Els (the second Ernie Els 'Signature' Course in South Africa
Special features - 112 bunkers and wide fairways with Magaliesburg mountain range as a backdrop
General playability - very long golf course with generous fairways, challenging from pro tees
Undulating / flat - a few undulations
Tree lined / exposed - very few trees and quite exposed
Many / few water hazards - eight lakes (hazards) on the course
Changes to the course - NA

Other features
- The course has been described as a fine example of the 'Highveld grassland' genre
- Built on land once lived on by Ernie Els' grandfather, Mr Ernie Vermaak

Card of Course

Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate


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85607555 173198181
94501458 184497454
Out3640193674 In3639453607
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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FISHER, RossENG18-20
T2VAN TONDER, DanieRSA18-17
T2HOEY, MichaelNIR18-17
4DEL MORAL, CarlosESP18-16
5OTTO, HennieRSA18-15
T6WOOD, ChrisENG18-13

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