The SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge is one of the premier events on
the European Challenge Tour calendar and Macdonald Hotels &
Resorts has hosted the prestigious tournament since 2007.
The 2007 and 2008 events were held at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel,
Golf & Spa, with Macdonald Aviemore Resort and
the Spey Valley Golf Course hosting the tournament since 2009.
There have been a number of notable winners of one of the most
coveted titles on the Challenge Tour, including Brooks Koepka, who
has gone on to claim victories on The PGA and the European Tour and
currently ranked in the top-30 of the Official World Golf Ranking,
as well as Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, winner of the 2016 Open de
España on the European Tour.
In addition, Stephen Gallacher, brand ambassador
for Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and previous Challenge Tour
player, is the 'Tournament Ambassador' for the event.