Rory McIlroy's old Irish mansion to become a wedding venue

Rory McIlroy's old mansion in Northern Ireland
Rory McIlroy's five-bedroom house and 14-acre estate will be used in the hospitality business.
Jon Ackerman, Back 9 Network

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 10:36 p.m.
Rory McIlroy proposed to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on New Year's Day, but the couple has yet to publicly announce a date or venue for the much-anticipated wedding. One thing you can bank on: The wedding will not take place at McIlroy's former mansion in Northern Ireland.
Other people may soon be getting married there, however, reports The Irish Mirror. The property, once worth $2.79 million, sold nearly a year ago to property developer and former TV personality Gary McCausland. His company, Robinhall House Ltd., now plans to use the five-bedroom house and 14-acre estate in the hospitality business.
The property sits in Carryduff, which is just outside Belfast, the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland. It boasts a gym and may soon have a swimming pool, but the most attractive feature has to be the golf course, which even comes with a putting green and driving range. This is basically the place where McIlroy honed his game en route to becoming the No. 1 player in the world.
McIlroy used to think he'd always be based in Northern Ireland, but with the PGA Tour and most of the biggest events primarily in the U.S., he purchased a $9.5 million, 15,000-square-foot mansion in Jupiter, Fla., in 2012.
McIlroy shared the Northern Ireland house with his ex-girlfriend, Holly Sweeney.
Jon Ackerman, Back 9 Network