Durban Country Club is going through a transitionary period, and among the many changes is that of the maintenance contractors. Golf Data have replaced Matko Turf, in charge for the last 10 years, and introduced new practices. As a Top 10 course DCC needs to raise its game in terms of conditioning because it is competing in an elite space where its rivals have an edge in conditioning. However, whatever the state of the course, Country Club remains an excellent experience, such a novel design. It has the potential, though, to be even better than it currently is.