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North Carolina's COVID Country Club Bailout
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According to records on pandemicoversight.gov, the North Carolina Governor's Office allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars in Coronavirus Relief Funds to some of NC's wealthiest, most exclusive country clubs.

The Coronavirus Relief Fund is a $150 billion state and local government bailout fund created by the CARES Act. States were given authority to allocate it as they saw fit, with extremely loose guidance from the Treasury Department. 

North Carolina received over $4 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, with $480 million going straight to counties with populations over 500,000 and $150 million set aside by the general assembly for distrubution to other counties. 

The remaining $3.5 billion of the fund seems to be allocated by NC Pandemic Recovery Office, established by Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Cooper's office did not resond to requests for comments on who was involved in the allocations of CRF funds to country clubs.

Carolina Country Club (Raleigh) - $250,000

Initiation fee: $70,000

Dues: $9000/yr

Waitlist: 7-9 years

Rolling Hills Country Club (Monroe) - $250,000

Initiation fee: $5,000

Dues: $5,500/yr

Old Chatham Golf Club (Durham) - $250,000

Initiation Fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

Hope Valley Country Club (Durham) - $250,000

Preferred country club of Durham old money. 

Initiation fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

New Bern Golf and Country Club (New Bern) - $250,000

Initiation fee: $4,000

Dues: $4,000/yr

Mimosa Hills Golf Club (Morganton) - $169,778

Inititation Fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

Country Club of Landfall (Wilmington) - $121,000

Initiation fee: Undisclosed, $42,000 in 2012

Dues: Undisclosed

Myers Park Country Club (Charlotte) - $92,825

$95,000 initiation fee, $12,000/year dues, 2+ year waiting list

Recently sued by one of its members, a former US Ambassador to Bill Clinton, over a $27 million renovation plan that only expanded the men-only facilities

Highland Country Club (Fayetteville) - $88,847

Initiation Fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

Country Club of Salisbury (Salisbury) - $79,820

Initation fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

Alamance Country Club (Burlington) - $66,079

Initation fee: Undisclosed

Dues: Undisclosed

High Point Country Club (High Point) - $52,665

Initation fee: $6,000

Dues: $5,000

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