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Caddie Information

Make it your most memorable round.

More than someone who carries your clubs (although there’s that, too). Walking the course with a caddie is like a friend showing you around. A coach, strategist, and course tour guide all in one. Your trusty companion who helps you shake off a bad shot. An expert guide who not only knows the natural beauty, history, and maybe a few stories about Sea Island golf, but one that knows the distinct layouts and challenges of each course and can give you advice on play, club selection, strategy for taking on the hole. An app can’t calculate the effect of wind, elevation changes, or texture of the grass. But a good caddie can. It’s your ace in the hole. So slow down, take your time, and appreciate the beauty of the course alongside a caddie. You’ll not only improve your game, you’ll have the most fun, memorable round of your stay.

Caddie Services

  • Provides course knowledge
  • Assists on the greens when asked
  • Pace-of-play assistance in accordance with the
  • Sea Island policy: under 4 hours and 20 minutes for 18 holes
  • Replaces divots, rake bunkers, fix ball marks, and tend flagsticks
  • Locates golf balls
  • Remember to be courteous, polite, respectful, and use proper golf etiquette

Caddie Rates

For Resort Guests

  • Rate is included in golf fee on Seaside and Plantation (excluding Twilight)
  • Walking Caddie: Up charge of $49 per bag (double bag)
  • Premium Walking Caddie: Up charge of $87 per bag (single bag)

Please note: All caddie rates are charged inside the golf shop.

Forecaddie is not included or required at Retreat, but is available upon request more than 24 hours in advance at an additional cost.

Group golfing

Recommended Gratuity

Gratuity should be based on the level of service provided by the caddie and may exceed the recommendation below.

  • Forecaddie: $40+ per bag
  • Walking Caddie: $50+ per bag

Caddies encourage any additional requests that can help enhance your round. Is there something you need to make your round even more enjoyable? Just ask!


Course Schedule

Be sure to plan your stay around course closures due to tournaments, events, aerification, and other maintenance.

RSM Classic

Pace of Play

We want a fun round for every player. Here’s what to expect and a few things to keep in mind during your game.

kids learning to golf at sea island

Golf Club Shipping

Imagine having your gear and luggage picked up from your home or office and waiting for you when you arrive. All you have to worry about is your swing.

Shipping Sea Island

Golf Tips

Learn a new skill, fine-tune an existing one, or break out of a slump. Get inside information and advice from our golf pros and instructors.

Golf Tips

RSM Classic

This official PGA TOUR golf tournament hosted by Davis Love III draws top players, including some of the many players who live and train on Sea Island.

RSM Classic

Golf History

Records have been set, championships have been hosted, and memories have been made beyond measure. Sea Island and golf have been linked through time from the Sea Island Golf Club’s early beginnings in 1928.

History at Sea Island

Additional Offerings

Short on time and want a quick round? Play 9 holes on any course. Looking for an exciting new family tradition or to keep a fun one going? Try our family tees, family golf clinics, and Kids Tee for Free!

Couple Golfing

Golf Courses

Legendary Scottish links style, a course remade by the champion players that grew up playing it, and a solid favorite that appeals to a broad range of players. Let’s play.

Golf Performance Center

When you offer the finest golf instruction in the world, you build a facility to match. A place where anyone from novices to champions find a unique, multidisciplinary approach to golf instruction. World-renowned golf instructors and a team of experts at the top of their game. You don’t have to be a PGA TOUR pro to train like one. And have a great time. Because at Sea Island, having a fun day out on the course is the name of the game.

Seaside Course 6

Golf Groups

Breathtaking courses. Golf concierge. Renowned Golf Performance Center. And some of the best accommodations in the country. There’s simply no better place for that golf trip with your buddies or a corporate outing.