Are caddies required at TPC Scottsdale?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

At TPC Scottsdale, caddies are not required on the Champions course, but they can be requested for an additional fee. However, on the Stadium 18-hole course, complimentary forecaddies are included in the green fees until April 15th. This is a great opportunity to enhance your golfing experience by having a knowledgeable and experienced caddie assist you throughout your round.

Having a caddie can greatly improve your game as they provide valuable insights and assistance on the course. They can help you with club selection, yardage calculations, and course strategy. They are familiar with the layout of the course and can provide you with important information about hazards, green slopes, and pin positions. Their expertise can help you make more informed decisions and improve your overall performance.

If you prefer to walk the course instead of using a golf cart, TPC Scottsdale also offers walking caddies for an additional fee. Walking the course can provide a more immersive and enjoyable golfing experience, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and the challenge of the course. A walking caddie can carry your bag, provide guidance, and offer support throughout your round.

It’s worth noting that while the use of forecaddies is included in the green fees for the Stadium course, it is customary to provide a gratuity of $20 per person to show appreciation for their services. This gratuity is not mandatory but is highly recommended as a gesture of thanks for their assistance.

Personal Experience: I have had the opportunity to play at TPC Scottsdale and opted to have a forecaddie accompany our group. The caddie was incredibly helpful in navigating the course and providing valuable insights. They helped us with club selection, read putts, and guided us through the challenging holes. Having a caddie not only improved our performance but also added to the overall enjoyment of the round.

While caddies are not required at TPC Scottsdale, they can greatly enhance your golfing experience, especially on the Stadium course. Whether you choose to have a forecaddie included in your green fees or opt for a walking caddie for an additional fee, their expertise and assistance can improve your game and make your round more enjoyable. Don’t forget to show your appreciation by providing a gratuity to your caddie.