NC State Club to undergo major renovations

RALEIGH The club offers a pool, tennis courts, dining and a par-3 golf course at relatively low prices to people with connections to the university.

According to a local newspaper, the club plans to rebuild locker rooms, build a new modern kitchen and open a second pool starting in February.

The renovations will cost $6 million.

The club is seeking $2 million in donations and will add a $35-a-month construction charge to its monthly fee to raise the remaining money.

According to the fundraising chairman, the renovations are starting with the club in the strongest financial shape in its history with 850 members. Donations raised so far have reached $100,000.

Members will name a building after someone for a $2 million donation. Having a hole on the golf course or a tennis court named in your honor will run about $5,000.

The club's monthly dues are currently about $90, compared to more than $400 at several of Raleigh's fancier country clubs. Initiation fees are $1,500 or less, compared with $20,000 or more at other clubs.

The club is not run by the university, but has close ties to the school. The land is leased from the state and building is leased from the N.C. State Foundation, which raises money for university programs.

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