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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 recommend 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.

Caddie Fees

  • Caddie fee: £55 + Gratuity ​​
  • 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. 

One of the finest caddies I've ever had. He truly made my week at St Andrews much more magical. I've played all over the world from Pinehurst to Pebble Beach, Hawaii to Mexico. I've had more than 100 caddies in my 49 years and my caddie at the Links tops them all!

Mike Romanek, USA


I have played golf with caddies all over the world, but without doubt my Links caddie was the best. He guided me round the courses with care and skill and was also a super nice guy.

David Walker, USA

Meet the Team

Our skilled caddie team led 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.

The application process for St Andrews Links Trust Caddie Licences for the 2022 season is now open. Click the button below for more information.

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