Brian Oar

Contributor

Brian Oar is well known as one of the top golf course photographers in the world. Since 2002 he has been traveling the globe shooting and writing about interesting golf destinations, and has photographed some of the top courses in the world. He also was an 11-year veteran of the GolfWeek's Best panel of course raters and helped create the annual top 100 courses and best-of-state lists for GolfWeek Magazine. In 2014, Brian won the prestigious "Golf Photographer of The Year" award from the International Network of Golf -- the golf industry's media awards -- for his exceptional imagery in industry publications like Golf Digest, The Golfers Journal, Golf Magazine and many others.  You can find Brian online on his website BrianOar.com, on Instagram @BrianOar and Twitter @BrianOarGolf.

Recent articles
8 Min Read
September 23, 2021
We picked risk-reward holes from 7 different European countries that have represented the Ryder Cup to create the ultimate match play golf course.
9 Min Read
September 23, 2021
We've crafted a Dream 18 from the most exciting holes in American public golf.
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September 22, 2021
As spread-out as the resort can be, make sure you don't miss a thing.
7 Min Read
September 21, 2021
Large buddies groups love playing Ryder Cup-style, multi-day team events on their golf vacations. And what could be more epic than playing a Ryder Cup match on a former (or future) Ryder Cup venue?
2 Min Read
September 21, 2021
Bernhard Langer recalls the turning point that led to a European wave at the Ryder Cup matches
11 Min Read
September 20, 2021
Get to know this rugged Pete Dye masterpiece as it serves as the arena for the best dozen American golfers and their European counterparts.
1 Min Read
September 17, 2021
R.I.P. to a legend.
3 Min Read
September 16, 2021
Some of the world's famous venues are littered with sand.
3 Min Read
September 16, 2021
Golf course news and notes: September, 2021.
3 Min Read
September 14, 2021
New clubs dropped by Mizuno, WHOOP unveils its most advanced band yet, and Ryder Cup-inspired golf sandals?
4 Min Read
September 13, 2021
With a radical concept and engaging design, The Match golf course at PGA National Resort & Spa points toward a more creative future for the game in America.
1 Min Read
September 10, 2021
Play early, play often.
4 Min Read
September 10, 2021
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.
3 Min Read
September 9, 2021
Putting from off the green can save strokes (and headaches) if done properly.
11 Min Read
September 9, 2021
Once considered novelties, par-3 courses are increasingly popular among traveling golfers, club members and communities.
3 Min Read
September 7, 2021
From cooler weather to wide open tee sheets, there's a lot to love about a fall golf trip. View our top destinations.
4 Min Read
September 7, 2021
A recent visit to a trio of Midwest courses was a reminder that there's a lot to love about playing golf on campus.
3 Min Read
September 7, 2021
Some dismiss "outside operations" as entry-level work, but it can make or break a golf experience.
1 Min Read
September 3, 2021
A PGA Tour star's attendance at the biggest team event in women's golf reminds us of the possibilities of future partnership.
3 Min Read
September 1, 2021
News of a new mountain lodge under construction and new oceanfront resort debuting this fall highlight this month's travel column.
4 Min Read
September 1, 2021
While the boom has been great for the industry, it's been tougher on golfers looking for tee times.
1 Min Read
August 30, 2021
Here's where the R&A's flagship event for the best women golfers will be held in the coming years.
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August 30, 2021
Here's where the PGA of America's flagship event for the best women golfers will be held in the coming years.
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August 30, 2021
Sand Hollow is the headliner for "Greater Zion," a Utah destination in the midst of a mini-golf boom.
3 Min Read
August 27, 2021
USA and Europe's finest women prepare to face off on a Donald Ross Midwestern classic. Here's a hole-by-hole guide to venerable Inverness.
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