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Rory McIlroy, Lough Erne Resort Touring Professional (2009-2011)

Rory McIlroy has set the hearts of Golf fans across the World alight since turning Pro in September 2007, and has firmly established himself as one of the top golfers in the world.  Lough Erne Resort were proud to be represented around the world by their Touring Professional (2009-2011) during which time he won his first major as well as wins on the PGA and European tour.

 “You can’t beat the setting, on a private 600-acre peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough . It’s a really tough challenge around the Lough, and the resort as a whole has some of the best facilities around. It’s a great place to spend a weekend.”
Rory McIlroy

The Lough Erne Challenge Events

The Lough Erne Challenge events (2009 & 2010) helped to mark the opening of The Faldo Championship Course in July 2009 when Rory McIlroy and  three-times major champion Padraig Harrington played The Lough Erne Challenge match which  attracted more than 6,000 spectators.

The Lough Erne Challenge returned to The Faldo Course on Wednesday 21st July 2010 when Ireland’s best golfers went to head to head in a North versus South battle! Rory McIlroy paired up with Ryder Cup Star Darren Clarke against three time major winner Padraig Harrington and former Irish Open Champion Shane Lowry.

will be represented by Rory and Dungannon’s Darren Clarke, who will take on a Republic of Ireland team represented by three times Major champion Padraig Harrington and the reigning Irish Open champion Shane Lowry.

Rory McIlroy commented that the event would once again be an important part of his summer. “Last year was great and Lough Erne is a second home to me, so the fact that I will be playing alongside Darren on behalf of Northern Ireland makes it all the more exciting.” “...the team at Lough Erne have been a great support and The Faldo Course at Lough Erne Resort is a truly spectacular championship course. Rest assured, there will be more than bragging rights at stake – there’ll be a lot of national pride on the line and I hope the home fans come out and help Darren and me on the day!”

‘A Great Place to Play, A Great Place to Stay’, Rory McIlroy



“A great place to play,
a great place to stay”

— Watch a short introduction to Lough Erne Resort presented by Rory McIlroy