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Fore sale: Rory McIlroy's childhood Northern Ireland home on the market

It was the place where he honed his talents before going on to become the world's best golfer - and now you could putt yourself in the very home Rory McIlroy grew up in.

The current world number 6's Belfast Road, Holywood childhood home has gone on the market for offers around the £240,000 mark.

The garage has been converted for
The garage has been converted for "video analysis" of the golf swing.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.
Rory McIlroy's childhood home in Holywood has gone on the market.

The four bedroom semi sits - well out of the rough - in the Strathearn Court area of the Co Down town.

As well as the usual 'mod-cons' it boasts a purpose built artificial putting green.  

And, if you're not fussed on waiting on the typical Northern Ireland weather to clear to hit your own green, the garage has been converted for an aspiring PGA Master to work on their swing.

As well as heat, power it has been wired for "video analysis" with two wall mounted televisions and a green screened wall for endless night of perfecting that drive - often considered Rory's strength in the game.

"Fabulous opportunity," says estate agent John Minnis, "to purchase this beautifully presented red brick semi-detached property which is the former family home of world class golfer Rory McIlroy."

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, John said there had been a great deal of interest, but there was no Rory-factor in the price of the property.

"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.

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

For the full listing, visit Property News.

A young Rory McIlroy with his dad Gerry.
A young Rory McIlroy with his dad Gerry.

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