Copperleaf’s Ernie Els design in the rolling grassland veld of Gauteng North is neither a links nor a parkland course. At first glance the absence of trees and other flora makes it appear rather bland, as if designed by a computer programme. However, an abundance of strategically placed bunkers, plus well defined and contoured fairways, does have its own visual appeal. Along with five sets of tee boxes each hole presents very well. Large greens with excellent putting surfaces, subtle breaks and runoff areas, makes shot placing a priority. Most greenside bunkers have been refurbished and are very good whilst the fairway bunkers are still to be attended to. They are not great. The range is excellent and top-notch service is delivered throughout the club facilities.