Discover the Omega European Masters in Crans Montana
Crans Montana is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and is known for its exciting activities in summer as well as in winter, frequented by celebrities such as Chiara Ferragni and being home to celebrities like George Clooney and Roger Moore (former James Bond).
Crans's most famous Event in the summer is the yearly Omega European Masters, the prestigious and world-famous Golf tournament. Taking place in the last week of August (25.08.2022-28.08.2022), in Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club. The Open is holding its 75th international tournament this year, welcoming some of the best golf players worldwide.
Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club is located in the Rhone Valley at 1500m altitude and is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking courses in the world. It started in 1906 and has been ranked in magazines as one of the most beautiful courses in the world. It is especially recognized for the Omega tournament. The Omega tournament, called the Swiss Masters originally, took place first in 1923 in Engadine-Samedan. In 1939 the Open took place in Crans Montana for the first time. After that hit, the war and the tournament restarted again in the year 1948, also on the Crans-sur-Sierre golf course. Ever since Crans Montana became the permanent location for this tournament.
Very famous names, like Dai Rees, Harold Henning, Severiano Ballesteros, and Jose Maria Olazabal have won this tournament. In this year's edition, Miguel Angel Jimenez has confirmed his 32nd appearance at the Omega tournament. Moreover, the two Danish brothers, 2021 winner Rasmus Hoojgaard and his twin-brother Nicolai will be very close competitors.
Below is the map of the legendary Crans-sur-Sierre golf course
Schedule and planning
Monday, August 22nd
8:00 am : Credit Suisse Silver Pro-Am
Tuesday, August 23rd
7:30 am : Training of the Pros
Wednesday, August 24th
7:30 am : Credit Suisse Silver Pro-Am
Thursday, August 25th
7:30 am : Omega European Masters (1st round)
Friday, August 26th
7:30 am : Omega European Masters (2nd round)
Saturday, August 27th
8:00 am : Omega European Masters (3rd round)
Sunday, August 28th
8:00 am : Omega European Masters (4th round)
5:00 pm : Prize Giving Ceremony
Omega European Masters Palmares and winners
HØJGAARD Rasmus (DEN)
SÖDERBERG Sebastian (SWE)
FITZPATRICK Matthew (ENG)
FITZPATRICK Matthew (ENG)
NOREN Alex (SWE)
WILLETT Danny (ENG)
LIPSKY David (USA)
BJÖRN Thomas (DEN)
RAMSAY Richie (SCO)
BJÖRN Thomas (DEN)
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Angel (ESP)
NOREN, Alexander (SWE)
LUCQUIN, Jean-François (FRA)
RUMFORD, Brett (AUS)
DREDGE, Bradley (WAL)
GARCIA, Sergio (ESP)
As the name suggests, the title sponsor is Omega. The first association in Crans Montana started in 1997. In 2001 Omega stood up its commitment to the European Masters and signed on as the title sponsor. By securing a long-term future, Omega will bring numerous VIP guests from all around the world to join this tournament.
The four main sponsors on the other hand are Credit Suisse, Porsche, Vaudoise, and Valais.
Credit Suisse has been a main sponsor since 1987, whilst Porsche has been another main sponsor since 2019. Vaudoise Assurance has been a proud sponsor since 2014.
Ever since the Open started, this tournament has been seen with very distinguished sponsors, such as Canon, being of the main sponsors from 1991 to 2000, Swiss(air), Swisscom, Moet and Chandon, and others.
How to get to Crans Montana ?
Crans Montana is located in the canton of Valais and is reachable by car, train, and helicopter. The nearest airport to Crans Montana is Sion. Other nearby airports include Geneva, Zurich or Milan. By car or train, Crans Montana is about 2 hours away from Geneva and 3 hours from Zurich, however by helicopter, it takes 45 minutes from Geneva and 55 minutes from Zurich. The fastest option to get to Crans Montana is to land in Sion and from there charter a helicopter to Crans Montana, which takes 15 minutes.
Where to stay during the Omega European Masters?
The Crans Ambassador is one of the jet sets' favorite stays in Crans Montana. Its unique location submerged in the alps offer a spectacular view. With its 5 different restaurants and extensive Spa facilities that range from body and facial treatments to hand and foot care, this hotel will ensure to have all of the guest's requests fulfilled.
Guarda Golf and Residences
If one is looking for a place close to the tournament, Guarda Golf is the perfect place to stay in. Located in Crans, it is easily accessible by walk. This Hotel offers the opportunity to rent rooms as well as residences. This 5-star luxury property has a superb cuisine as well as a luxurious indoor pool.
LeCrans Hotel and Spa
The exclusive Crans Hotel offers 15 unique rooms to give its guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Located right next to the ski slopes, the hotel's location is the perfect match for guests that like to ski in winter or hike in the beautiful mountains in summer. It is the perfect mix between tranquility and sophistication. The Restaurant LeMontBlanc has been awarded one Michelin star.
Where to eat during the Omega European Masters ?
Known for its Apres-ski deluxe in Winter, Zerodix in summer can be equally charming. Being located right next to the ski slopes, Zerodix offers a relaxed ambiance together with a nice terrasse to suntan, good music, and a wide range of food and beverages. It is the perfect place to go if one wants a drink and something to eat, meet people, and have a good time.
Located in the heart of Crans, Memphis is known for its Italian and International cuisine. It has a unique Chalet-like design insight and offers a terrasse only 2 minutes away from the Golf course. The staff is always friendly, elite shops in Crans Montana surround one and the food is excellent.
Being a Boulangerie that started in 1943 in Montana, Taillens has been family owned for 3 generations. It opened its Crans branch in 1970. Located in Grand Place, to the insiders, this boulangerie is a classic and timeless meeting point for the elite to grab a coffee or a snack.
What is the best airport to travel to Crans Montana?
The best airport to travel to Crans Montana is the Sion airport. Situated about 30km away from Crans Montana and tailor-made transfers can be made by car or helicopter to suit your schedule and itinerary.
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