Caddie Information

Dress CodeAll caddies will be required to be dressed appropriately in the designated caddie uniform at all times during your loop.  The Caddie uniform will consist of Royal Melbourne Caddie T-Shirt, Royal Melbourne Caddie Hat (No Exceptions), Official Bib, Khaki Shorts (No Cargo Shorts), comfortable tennis shoes/spike-less golf shoes, towel and name tag. 

- The Caddie Master will be the final judgment of appropriate dress code standards.

Caddie  Classifications                                                                                                                                                            

“B CADDIE”-   First or second year caddie that is learning and developing the necessary skills to become an efficient caddie.  Once a caddie shows a solid foundation for the game and caddying they will be considered for promotion to an “A Caddie”
“A CADDIE”- A caddie that has previously been employed at Royal Melbourne Country Club, another country club or shows a solid understanding for the game of golf and caddying process.  “A Caddies” are fundamentally sound on the basics of caddying and have received positive feedback from the membership.
“HONOR CADDIE”-  An “Honor Caddie” is a veteran caddie that has shown leadership, and exceptional service to members and guests.  Honor caddies also show exceptional skills in double bagging and fore caddying. 

Caddie Rates                            

Honor Caddie         $35/bag + gratuity         $17/bag + gratuity
A Caddie                $30/bag + gratuity         $15/bag + gratuity
B Caddie                $25/bag + gratuity         $12/bag + gratuity
Forecaddie             $20/bag + gratuity         $10/bag + gratuity
***Caddies will be paid once a week on Saturday’s.  If you unable to make it to the club to get paid on Saturday’s, you can pick up your money the following Saturday.

Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund

The Jose Morales Caddie Scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of former Royal Melbourne Country Club Caddie Master, Jose Morales. The fund was established by the membership of the Club, with full cooperation of the management and staff, to show appreciation to all the caddies at Royal Melbourne CC for their dedicated service to the Members. It is the desire of the membership and Caddie Scholarship Committee to encourage the caddies to further their education. The Caddie Scholarship Committee was established to maintain the charitable status of the Fund, raise money, administer the scholarship funds and establish the requirements of the scholarship eligibility.

Please see below for more information on eligibility and how to donate.

Jose Morales Caddie Scholarship Application

Letter From the JMMCSF Committee Chairman:

"I am excited to announce that for over the last 15 years Royal Melbourne’s Jose Morales Scholarship Foundation has delivered 154 scholarship awards with a value of $430,700 to deserving RMCC caddies.On behalf of the Caddie Scholarship Committee, we are extremely grateful for your generosity and we remain steadfast in our commitment to grow this scholarship program.  Last July, with your continued interest and support we awarded eleven scholarships worth $25,000.Our scholarships are awarded based on numerous criteria including academics, caddie performance, Royal Melbourne seniority and family need."

Larry Malone, Chair JMMCSF Committee


Representing the management and Members of Royal Melbourne Country Club, the Caddie Scholarship Committee is honored to award scholarships to its dedicated caddies. To be eligible for a scholarship, the caddie applicant must provide the Committee with adequate information regarding future plans for education. The committee will establish a weighted system to enhance the decision making process using the following criteria:

    Application compliance
    Number of loops (caddie rounds)
    Family assistance
    Family income
    Number of siblings
    Student loans
    Other scholarships
    Caddie master and head pro recommendations

Since the Fund's inception fifteen years ago, members of Royal Melbourne Country Club have raised approximately $450,000. The Committee continues to balance the need to build a strong endowment account with its desire to provide significant scholarships to our deserving caddies. By aiding them in furthering their education, you help the caddies realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Please make your check payable to the tax deductible

Jose Morales Memorial Caddie Scholarship Fund

Remit to:
Royal Melbourne Country Club
4700 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047
Attn: Caddie Master