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
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.
Managing Editor Brandon Tucker shares some tips on how you can seek out and book a value tee time for your next round of golf.
Tune up your golf game or get a lesson at one of these Austin-area driving ranges and practice facilities.
A report in the U.K. by the Climate Coalition says links golf courses around the world will be devastated if sea-level rises come to fruition.
A desert golf course near San Diego was Golf Advisor's top-rated course in 2017. View the full top ten based on reviews from golfers like you.
Golf Advisor looks back on the most popular articles about courses, travel, equipment and etiquette in 2017. Also, see our most active reviewers and golf clubs.
Pete Dye's golf course designs set the bar for innovation, creativity and challenge. We've compiled his top courses as rated on Golf Advisor by regular golfers like you.
2017 was a big year for new golf courses. Some fared better than others according to our golf course ratings. We look at what they're saying about Silvies Valley, Streamsong, and more.
Mayakoba, the resort development on Mexico's Riveria Maya, has a brand new resort: Andaz, a contemporary and stylish alternative to Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Rosewood.
Brandon Tucker looked at ratings data for top Orlando golf courses to find out when the best time of year to take a golf trip really is.
Cabo San Lucas is red hot with new golf courses and luxury resorts. Cabo Del Sol and the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos continue to set the pace for a Mexico stay-and-play.
Southern golf is heating up based on your reviews in November. See which courses made our Top 10, from Palm Springs to Phoenix and Florida.
The airlines seem to get a bad rep, but Brandon Tucker says in recent years, the air travel experience has noticeably improved in many ways.
Myrtle Beach is one of the deepest golf destinations on the east coast. Managing Editor Brandon Tucker shares his ten best courses on the Grand Strand.
A Las Vegas favorite was the leading course according to Golf Advisor reviews in October. View the full top ten here.
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort hosts the Golf Channel Am Tour's annual Duel in the Desert Feb. 4-6, 2016. With more than 400 competitors, it's become one of the biggest events on the amateur competitive golf circuit.
Short game guru Dave Pelz shares tips on how to install a memorable and usable backyard putting green.
We looked at your ratings and reviews from July to September to see which courses earned the highest marks. Check out the latest installment of Power Rankings.
The Old Course is open to the public on most days, and it costs about the same as a round at any PGA Tour venue open to the public. Here's how to get a tee time.
We've got the best golf courses according to your ratings and reviews through the first five years of Golf Advisor. View the full Top 100 here.
The top-rated courses in August based on golfer reviews feature Oregon and Arizona, as well as a Galveston-area course that was later impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
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