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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.   

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