2016 is impressively the 70th year that the OMEGA European Masters will have been hosted at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre in Crans Montana, Switzerland, making it the longest running golf tournament at the same venue in Europe and second in the world after the Masters at Augusta National. And as the world’s sporting fans turn their attention from Brazil to Switzerland on 1st September 2016 to watch the likes of defending champion Danny Willett and European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke compete at this historic event, it is not only the golf that attracts its impressive audience but the location itself.
Set in the very heart of the Alps in the French-speaking canton of Valais and located on a plateau overlooking Sierre, Crans-Montana is the picturesque chocolate-box Swiss town synonymous with skiing holidays. Quite literally above the clouds and with panoramic views from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, the resort has been dubbed “the sunniest in Switzerland”. And whilst there are 140 kilometres of well-groomed pistes to explore during the winter, it is the warmer months that offer an even more exciting activity-filled holiday for ski fanatics and golfers alike.
Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre, the host of the OMEGA European Masters since 1939, is a club that rivals any other for the spectacular views from its greens at summertime. Amongst breathtaking scenery, walk the fairways that the many legends have done before you and savour an extraordinary golfing experience at 1,500 metres above sea level.
However, this time of year isn’t just reserved for golf, there is an abundance of things to do in Crans-Montana in August. From paragliding over lush Alpine scenery to waterskiing on mirrored waters, luxury shopping to dining out on delectable Swiss cuisine, the lures of this destination are for any season and every taste.
Every day of the week Turkish Airlines fly direct to Geneva, which is a 2 hour train ride through the mountains to Crans. Book your flights at www.turkishairlines.com/Book-Now.
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