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Rory McIlroy's former family home up for sale for £240,000





  • The McIlroy family brought Rory up in Belfast Road, Holywood, Northern Ireland 
  • Small-scale putting green installed in the back garden to help him hone his skills
  • Now the residence is on the market and could be yours for just £240,000 

By Sam Morshead For Mailonline

Published: 09:45 EDT, 12 October 2017 | Updated: 13:36 EDT, 12 October 2017

Number 43, Belfast Road in Holywood is not your average semi-detached house.

The former family home of multiple Major winner Rory McIlroy, it boasts a putting green in the back garden and hi-tech hitting studio in the garage.

And now the property in Northern Ireland could be yours for just £240,000.

Rory McIlroy's former family home in Holywood, Belfast is on the market for £240,000
Rory McIlroy's former family home in Holywood, Belfast is on the market for £240,000

Rory McIlroy's former family home in Holywood, Belfast is on the market for £240,000

A hitting studio was also set up for the young McIlroy to hone his craft at home
A hitting studio was also set up for the young McIlroy to hone his craft at home

A hitting studio was also set up for the young McIlroy to hone his craft at home

McIlroy's father Gerry (right) installed a putting green at the semi-detached house
McIlroy's father Gerry (right) installed a putting green at the semi-detached house

McIlroy's father Gerry (right) installed a putting green at the semi-detached house

The property - a 20-minute walk from McIlroy's local Holywood Golf Club - has gone on the market and the agent in charge of selling it says interest has been fierce.

'This was the home he was brought up in. If you have seen the pictures of him chipping balls into the washing machine, that was in this house,' John Minnis told the Belfast Telegraph.

'It's a great property in a great location and no matter who it was, it will sell.'

McIlroy's father Gerry - at one time a scratch golfer himself - made the modifications to the house to ensure his son had the best platform possible to his golfing career. 

The backyard putting green features four holes and has also been floodlit
The backyard putting green features four holes and has also been floodlit

The backyard putting green features four holes and has also been floodlit

It boasts a gorgeous view over Belfast Lough and has been on the market for several weeks
It boasts a gorgeous view over Belfast Lough and has been on the market for several weeks

It boasts a gorgeous view over Belfast Lough and has been on the market for several weeks

The floodlit putting surface in the back yard is well manicured and features four separates holes, while the hitting studio is equipped with space to conduct video analysis of a golfer's swing.

Oh, and there are four bedrooms, double glazing and a view of Belfast Lough to boot. 

McIlroy, now based in Florida, later moved to a five-bedroom home near Moneyreagh in County Down. This house has since been sold. 

McIlroy has gone on to become a multiple Major winner and global sporting personality
McIlroy has gone on to become a multiple Major winner and global sporting personality

McIlroy has gone on to become a multiple Major winner and global sporting personality


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