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What’s Happening at Copperleaf in January


January is a time of renewal and of looking forwards to an even brighter future. We have two special events taking place at Copperleaf in January that fit this theme perfectly. We’re honoured to be hosting the inaugural Friendship Cup golf tournament, inspired by two all-time legends of the game and their love for growing it by mentoring the next generation of players. Then there’s our Copperleaf Spa special, giving you the chance to rejuvenate and face the New Year feeling relaxed and refreshed.

When golfers of a certain age meet up, they often discuss past glories. When they are Ernie Els and Sir Nick Faldo, there’s no need for that: their pedigrees are beyond question. A recent conversation between these two golfing greats focused on their mutual desire for their two Foundations to play against each other in a competitive tournament format that would be as much about camaraderie and goodwill, as about winning.

That’s how the Friendship Cup came to be. As the second ‘Signature’ Ernie Els designed golf course in South Africa, the Els Club at Copperleaf was the natural venue, and it’s a great honour for all of us that the very first Friendship Cup will be taking place at Copperleaf in January.

While they have given all of us some great golfing memories, Nick and Els are all about the future of the game they play so well. Their involvement in the Friendship Cup means that it also becomes a great opportunity to mentor the next generation of golfers. After all, who better to help you master your swing or short game, than a true master?

Events at Copperleaf will begin on Saturday, January 7th with the players selected from each Foundation playing practice rounds at The Els Club. The Friendship Cup will then be played out in earnest across Sunday, January 8th and Monday January 9th, with the overall winner receiving a coveted Pro-Am Tour playing spot. All the other players will get to volunteer at this prestigious tournament, which can only deepen their love for the game.

Away from the excitement of the tournament, the tranquil and luxurious Copperleaf Luxury Day Spa has a very special offer for you in January.

Enjoy 90-minutes of pure bliss, entirely focused on you. If you don’t feel quite ready to face the New Year, we’ll help you create a youthful new you. Book a Six Reveal Peeling Facial and receive a free back, neck and shoulder massage. You’ll only pay R600 rather than the combined price of R1090, saving you R490 and helping you regain your natural sparkle.

This offer is available for the whole of the month of January. As always in our ever-popular Copperleaf Spa, bookings are essential.

Last but not least, the prestigious BMW SA Open will be taking place from January 12th to 15th at Glendower Golf Course. South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious golf tournament celebrated its 105th anniversary in 2016 and the line-up for the 106th BMW SA Open Championship will feature former world no. 1 Rory McIlroy. Learn more here.


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