Brian McCallen

Brian McCallen is one of the top golf writers in the nation. He served as a senior editor at Golf Magazine from 1987 to 2003. His books “Golf Resorts of the World” (1993) and “Top 100 Courses You Can Play Can Play” (1999) were both Book of the Month club selections and are still in print. While overseeing Golf Magazine’s franchises, Brian covered well-established and up-and-coming destinations in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He has played golf on four continents and has appeared on CNN as a golf/travel expert. As a freelance journalist, he has contributed stories to Town & Country, Robb Report, Cigar Aficionado, Links Magazine, The Met Golfer, and many others. Prior to joining Golf Magazine, Brian worked as a freelance travel writer from 1979 to 1987, contributing to Esquire, Travel + Leisure, numerous in-flight magazines, and several major newspapers, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune. Originally from Yonkers, New York, he now lives with his wife and two daughters in Stonington, Connecticut. When he isn’t golfing or writing, he enjoys gardening, fishing, skiing, and reading.

• 40+ years of experience as a golf and travel writer
• 15+ years as a senior editor of Golf Magazine
• Author of three books on golf: “Golf Resorts of the World” (1993), “Top 100 Courses You Can Play Can Play” (1999), and “Golf’s Best New Destinations” (2006)
• Produced the Top Eighteen chapter of “The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes” book published by Workman (2000)
• Bylines in Town & Country, Robb Report, Links Magazine, The Met Golfer, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and more
• Received a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University

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