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Caddie Requests, Clubs and Shoe Hire

More and more golfers are now travelling without the basic requirements for a game of golf - namely clubs and shoes. That is not a problem as we carry a large stock of Callaway clubs.

In addition, for the first time visitor to St Andrews Links or if you're new to Links golf, we would strongly recommend the hiring of a local caddie who will provide invaluable advice on the playing of our courses.

Although we can never guarantee caddie availability please submit your requests below and we will make every effort to meet your requirements.

Caddie Request

Our caddies are trained to assist in all aspects of enhancing the player’s experience. Self-employed caddies are available for hire. If you wish to request a caddie please fill in and submit the form below. Maximum of one bag per caddie.

Caddies at St Andrews Links will normally work more than one round each day and caddie availability will depend on course conditions and pace of play. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request although caddie availability cannot be guaranteed.

Please enter your caddie requirements below.

Do you require a Caddie?

Yes No
Date/Tee Time
Single Player/Group Name
Additional Comments

On the course, the caddie will give the player detailed information about the technical aspects of the course strategy as well as locate shots, calculating exact yardage, clean the clubs and golf balls, replace divots and read putts if requested.

Caddie fee: £55 + Gratuity 
Trainee fee: £35 + Gratuity (May - August only)​​
Forecaddie: This is only allowed on days of high demand as agreed by the Caddie Manager. On all other occasions the policy of one caddie per player applies.

A gratuity or tip should be based on the level of service provided and is entirely at your discretion. As a guide, tips generally start at £20 however, if you feel the service received has been exceptional and the caddie has enhanced your round the gratuity may exceed this.

Club Hire

To guarantee club hire, payment should be made in advance. Clubs are charged at £35 per round or £45 per day. Under 16’s get clubs for £15 per round or £20 per day. On the day requests can be made but stock will be limited.

Golf Balls are not included with the club hire.

Please enter your club hire requirements below. For Junior golfers, please select the appropriate clubs from the Men’s and Ladies sections.

Do you require Club Hire?

Yes No

Shoe Hire

Our Callaway hire shoes are charged at £12.50 and complimentary socks are provided with each pair. Shoes cannot be booked in advance and instead can be hired on the day from our Clubhouses, on a first come, first served basis. Please ask a staff member on arrival for more information.

Golf Buggies

There is limited availability of golf buggies (carts) on our courses. For more information on their use please click here.


Trolleys do not need to be booked in advance, you can simply turn up and hire them on the day. More information on hiring trolleys can be found here.