Director of Golf at the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort, Frank Casey Jnr, said everyone at the club are delighted for the 22 year old star.
Casey Jnr revealed how McIlroy first played Rosapenna in 2005 as a 16 year old amateur.
Rory won the inaugural Rosapenna Senior Scratch Cup in tough conditions over the Sandy Hill Links.
He returned to Rosapenna in 2007 just before he represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup, and finished runner-up in the event he won two years previously.
Frank Casey Jnr said he has noticed how Rory’s short game has got a lot sharper and the one thing he noticed about the Hollywood player was how he always learns form any mistakes.
“He thoroughly deserves it and he will delight fans for many years to come,” added Frank.