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
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.
Golf in Alaska is remote and one-of-a-kind. One of our Local Golf Advisors recently made the trip to Anchorage to play two of the top courses.
The Shot Clock Masters is the latest attempt at speeding up professional golf, and the latest hope that one day slow play will finally get somewhere.
We asked five women at Golf Channel where their favorite destinations are to play the game they love. Here are their answers.
We looked at our golfer ratings and reviews for the month to see which courses earned the best marks. View our May Power Rankings.
Some NCAA Championship viewers, including pro golfers, didn't like the look of the push/pull carts on their TV sets. But Brandon Tucker has recently become a believer.
There isn't just one X-factor that makes St. Andrews such a special golf destination. Brandon Tucker breaks down why it's such a fulfilling trip and what destinations in North America offer a taste of it.
With states now free to create their own sports betting laws, which golf destinations are poised to reap the benefits? Brandon Tucker examines.
Honolulu officials are considering a Topgolf concept at the famously popular municipal Ala Wai Golf Course. Will these partnerships become more common at urban courses throughout the country?
Greg Norman's design firm has built over 100 courses around the world. Here are the best according to our golfer ratings and reviews.
Many public courses have traces of Augusta National. Brandon Tucker shares some elements, from a grand entrance to scale and short courses, that anyone can experience.
Host of the 2021 PGA Championship, Kiawah Island is planning a host of new accommodation and activity upgrades, including Ocean Course cottages and new West Village inn.
Brandon Tucker looks at the current state of the original Austin Country Club, the City of Austin's Hancock Golf Course. What should the future hold for this historic property?
Reynolds Lake Oconee continues to add more amenities for buddies trips. The latest is a state-of-the-art sporting club. Brandon Tucker sees what else is new.
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