Where to watch the tournament ?
Six must-see spots
Players and spectators are unanimous that the Severiano Ballesteros course is one of the most beautiful in the world. "This is the first time I've finished a Pro-Am and I remember all the holes. And what a view," commented an English amateur on Wednesday at the end of his day.
The whole course is up for grabs, but here are six places not to be missed.
The 5th green: Even if you can't see the professionals' drive from here, this is a strategic location. This par four has the particularity of being appreciated by spectators, as it turns to the right.
By staying on the green of the 5th, it is also possible to follow other players, those who leave from the 2nd hole.
No. 7: This is a well-deserved hole, as it is the furthest from the centre of Crans on the course. This area of Severiano Ballesteros - as if out of time - offers a breathtaking view of the Rhone plain. With a big blue sky, you can see as far as Mont Blanc.
Hole 12: You have to be at the same level as the players when they play their second shot. Standing on the mound next to the large larch tree, you can see the second shot on 12, hole 11 and also the green on 17.
The arena on hole 13: This is one of the most spectacular features of the Severiano Ballesteros course. The view of the water features and the entire par 3 is breathtaking. The players arrive directly on the green, hunting for the hole-in-one.
The stand on the 18th: This has the advantage that people who don't like to walk can see the golf course almost from the resort of Crans-Montana. Sitting here it is also possible to see all the players. In fact, they come to you.
The Mont Blanc Village: Open to the public, it allows you not only to eat, but also to continue to follow the tournament... Not really by sight, but sitting on deckchairs in front of the giant screen on the terrace.