Having been away for a year I was excited to play DCC again. It was a hot, humid, windy day, typical of Durban in summer. I was impressed at how more open and wider the course had become since I last played it. Particularly liked the removal of the ghastly bushes between No 1 and 18 which caught me out from the 18th tee. While I understand that the 2022 floods wreaked havoc, the course was not in great condition. I can forgive the fairways and rough not being to a high standard, but there’s been more than enough time to fix tees and greens. I hope the upcoming course renovation can bring DCC back to where it should be. The halfway house has deteriorated to a shameful state. The sliding doors don’t work, and the wooden deck is broken in multiple places. How was it allowed to get to this point? The club is looking worn and in need of a refresh.