At Bandon Dunes, our goal is to enhance your golf experience through the utilization of caddies. Caddies come to Bandon Dunes with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some are professional caddies from other resorts, private clubs and the professional tours. We also have an extensive training program for those who wish to start a new career as a caddie. Additionally, we support the Evans Scholarship program and many of our caddies are Evans Scholars.
As Thomas Dunne with Travel and Leisure Magazine wrote, the Bandon Dunes caddie program "should be the blueprint for American resort golf."
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At Bandon Dunes we believe that the game of golf is best experienced by walking with a caddie - truly, golf as it was meant to be. When you use a caddie, you're helping preserve a tradition 500 years in the making and giving hundreds of people the opportunity to perform their trade.
Our caddies are some of the most experienced in the industry. Our mission is to enhance your experience and we have found that our caddies improve the flow of the game for you and your friends when carrying two bags.
The Bandon Dunes way is to have your caddie stay with you for all scheduled rounds of your stay, unless you choose to make a change. Our goal is for your experience to be enhanced by having a caddie and we welcome your feedback.
All caddie fees are to be paid by the guest directly to the caddie. Our caddies average $80-$100+ per bag, per round. We encourage our guests to base the payment on the service provided. The average caddie payment should be for a job well done. If you feel the service wasn’t up to that standard, please pay accordingly.
A group caddie works with all players in your group without carrying a bag. As opposed to a forecaddie, our group caddie stays with your group and does not walk ahead. He or she will describe the best play for each hole, assist with yardages, help around the greens, tend the pin and perform any other duties required. If your group is a foursome or threesome then we recommend a payment of $30-$40 per player based on the level of service. If your group is a twosome, recommended caddie payment is $50-$60 per player.