The word “caddie” appeared in the English language in 1634, and likely originated in Edinburgh, Scotland where gentleman routinely hired lads to carry their golf bags while they played the links. Caddie is also thought to be derived from the military term “cadet.”
No matter where the label came from, at Gamble Sands, we believe that walking the golf course alongside a caddie is a traditional and rewarding way to experience our true links golf course.
Our experienced team of caddies will not only help with a little local knowledge, many of them have played and caddied at the highest level. Their input will also help with course management, determining accurate yardages, assessing pin placements, gauging wind speed and direction, reading greens, as well as helping you with an overall game-plan for the day consistent with the strengths of your game.
**Payments and/or gratuities should be made directly to the caddie, and we ask that the tip is consistent with the level of service and knowledge provided.