Why take a caddie? We want our visitors to Prestwick to really get the most out of their round and strongly recommend that they take a caddie. The Prestwick course is a traditional links with a number of challenging drives and blind shots that are sometimes not immediately obvious to the visiting golfer. Our caddies will guide you around the course and are experts at finding the odd shot which may have strayed offline. We consistently receive positive feedback from visitors that taking a caddie significantly increased the enjoyment of their round – particularly when it was the first time they had visited the Club.

In order to maintain the highest possible level of service to our visitors, only caddies who are trained and authorised by Prestwick Golf Club are permitted to caddie for payment at the Club. All caddie bookings should be made through Prestwick Golf Club.

We are aware of some organisations not associated with or endorsed by Prestwick Golf Club offering caddie services to visiting golfers. We have no control over the standard of caddies they offer and accordingly they will not be allowed to caddie at the Club.


  • He will be courteous and helpful
  • He will be genuinely interested in your golfing experience at Prestwick
  • He will give accurate distances to the front of the green
  • He will advise on clubbing through the green
  • He will give lines when putting
  • He will attend the flag as requested
  • He will repair divot marks
  • He will rake bunkers
  • He will keep your clubs clean and dry
  • He will do his best to locate balls hit off the fairway
  • He will have knowledge of the course, its history and matters of interest


All caddie fees must be paid in cash on completion of the round and made directly to the caddie. Gratuities are made at the player’s discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. As a general rule, a gratuity of £10 – £20 would be appropriate. If a caddie has assisted others in the group, at the player’s request, then a higher gratuity would be justified.


If the players in a group do not wish to use a caddie, using a fore-caddie is an excellent alternative. A fore-caddie’s job is to keep the group moving by keeping track of all balls in play and letting each player know where his or her ball is located. The fore-caddie assists with club selection, green reading, yardages and pace of play.