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Caddie Services 

Our caddies aim to provide you with a unique and memorable experience during your round. On the course, caddies will give the golfer detailed information about the technical aspects of the course strategy as well as locate shots, calculate exact yardage, clean clubs and balls, replace divots and read putts if requested. Many have worked at the Home of Golf for years and their experience and knowledge is indispensable for all players. We strongly recommended the use of our caddie service to all golfers especially those visiting for the first time. All caddies are licensed by St Andrews Links but not employed.


My caddie was excellent; very informative and helpful. We had a great chat going round the course.

David, Ireland

Caddie Fees

  • Caddie fee: £50 + Gratuity

  • Trainee fee: £30 + Gratuity (May - September 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.

Caddies will carry one bag and payment should be made directly to the caddie on completion of your round in cash (Pounds Sterling). 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.

Requesting a Caddie

Caddies at St Andrews Links will normally work more than one round each day and 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 complete our online form to request a caddie for your round. 

Meet the Team

Our skilled caddie team lead by Caddie Manager, Fraser Riddler, share over 70 years' experience in the industry and have themselves amassed thousands of rounds on the Links before hanging up their bibs. The team manage our caddie programme and are committed to ensuring your experience here at the Home of Golf is an unforgettable one.