Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is Sr. Managing Editor for Golf Advisor and has been with the TravelGolf network since 2003 when he came onboard as an intern. Today, Tucker oversees the network of sites and also contributes golf and travel articles, photo essays, videos and more. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 courses. Brandon graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism with a minor in music. At IU, he was a columnist for the Indiana Daily Student, a reporter for IUSTV and hosted a radio show on WIUS. Since college, he served as a reporter and photographer for WTXL, an ABC News affiliate in Tallahassee, Fla., and as a producer of onboard television for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Tucker currently lives in Austin, Texas. He's played some great golf courses around the world, but says the northern part of his native Michigan is still his favorite golf spot. Follow him on Twitter @BrandonTucker, on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC and read his reviews on Golf Advisor.

Recent articles
Here are seven of the best golf trips you can experience based around the best of Pete and Alice Dye's portfolio.
New Southwest routes and promotional fares make the trip cheaper than before
When my wife first agreed to date me, she may not have fully grasped the extent of which golf would be entering her life. And I don't just mean the jostling for space in the spare closet, but how and where we spend our leisure time.
That have little to do with shooting lower scores
These public, resort and semi-private courses in the U.S. are undergoing extensive facelifts.
From new and renovated courses to trends in agronomy and tech, what to look for at your home course or next golf trip.
Managing Editor Brandon Tucker looks back on lessons learned from new and renovated courses plus a visit to St. Andrews in this year in review.
Winter means southwestern U.S. desert golf is in prime time, and there isn't a more prestigious desert golf destination than Scottsdale, thanks to a huge and diverse collection of upscale resort and daily-fee courses to go along with some of the most luxurious spas, hotels and restaurants in the west.
The shuffling of the major championships resulting in the PGA Championship move to May means that new, publicly-accessible major championship venue is on the way.
We're looking back on the month of November by assessing the top-rated golf courses in the U.S. according to the 7,000-plus reviews submitted by everyday golfers like you.
Need a Christmas gift suggestion for the golfer on your list? Asking these questions will help you find just the right item this holiday season
The Golf Advisor staff shares what they are thankful for in the game this Thanksgiving.
From Pacific Grove to links golf in Scotland, the best affordable golf courses that have world-class ocean or mountain scenery.
Two of the largest and most reputable golf resorts in Texas can be found just west of Austin. But if you want something more low-key, there's a new option for golfers visiting the city check out.
Golf memberships and residential communities are adapting in a big way in the 21st century to attract and accommodate the tastes and finances of the modern family. A recent weekend visit to the Texas Hill Country community of Boot Ranch revealed a development that is certainly onto something.
On these golf courses, the best hole may very well be the first hole.
Carnoustie has an infamous reputation but its surrounding links showcase a different blend, full of scenery and value. Brandon Tucker reports on the links around Angus.
If you're a leader of a buddy trip, you're probably on the lookout for destinations to discover alongside your group. Here's an opportunity to scout Kiawah Island Golf Resort in coastal South Carolina.
St. Andrews is one of the most coveted golf destinations in the world, but it can be enjoyed on a budget, too. Brandon Tucker offers value tips to the Home of Golf.
Most of the golf courses in North America established in the 19th century are private, but there are some publics worth being enjoyed.
Idaho is a lesser-known state compared to Colorado but has plenty of must-play courses. Brandon Tucker offers five favorites from Coeur D'Alene to the Tetons.
Timing is everything, and that goes for golf vacations, too. Brandon Tucker offers a view times to use caution when planning a buddies trip.
With the Quicken Loans National leaving D.C. in 2019, we look at some of the most underachieving public golf cities in the country.
In celebration of the summer solstice, here are some little tips to keep in mind if you want to play as much golf as possible in one day.
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