Spey Valley Boost Thanks To PGA Tour

11 January 2019

The PGA EuroPro Tour and Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have partnered for the 2019 season in a move which will see the Tour visit four Macdonald Golf courses this year, including the championship 18-hole course adjacent to Macdonald Spey Valley Resort.

The partnership will also see PGA EuroPro Tour golfers compete in a mini-series known as the Macdonald Series.

The winner of which is determined by who has won the most money across all four Macdonald events combined. They will win a seven-night stay for up to four people at their choice of Macdonald Resorts in Spain (Dona Lola, Villacanna, Leila Playa or La Ermita).

First up on the schedule is the Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, marking the sixth event in the calendar and will run from July 3-5.

The Tour then moves to Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (July 10-12) and a week later (July 17-19) the Tour heads north to Aviemore and the award winning Spey Valley Championship Course.

Recently voted one of the best courses in Scotland, Spey Valley is home to one of the longest holes in the country, the 635-yard 5th. The 6846-yard par 72 was home to the Challenge Tour for almost a decade, and now some of the world’s brightest emerging talents have a chance to test their mettle at one of the most stunning yet challenging courses on the EuroPro Tour schedule in 2019.

Capping off the Macdonald Series from August 21-23 is none other than Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa. 

PGA EuroPro Tour Chief Executive Officer Dan Godding said: “I am absolutely delighted to announce the wonderful relationship we now have with Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.

“There is a fabulous synergy between the brands both offering a first-class product and now working together we are able to promote four amazing Macdonald Resorts on our schedule for 2019.”

Keith Pickard, Group Director of Leisure & Golf at Macdonald Hotels said: “We can’t wait to welcome some of the best up and coming Tour stars of the future this summer.

“We are incredibly proud of our range of golf courses, and are excited to play a key role in what will be a fantastic summer of sport. 

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