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Black Desert & Caddiemaster announce partnership

St. George, Utah (April 18, 2024) – Black Desert in St. George, Utah and CADDIEMASTER®, the premier provider of caddie related services, announce a new partnership to further elevate the golf experience at the award-winning golf course. The partnership began in late March with CADDIEMASTER facilitating the day-to-day operations of Black Desert’s caddie program providing forecaddie services to guests.

Since opening in May 2023, the daily fee golf experience and service at Black Desert have been five star, with 15-minute tee time intervals, food and beverage included with green fees, a text service for on-course, on-demand food and drink delivery, as well as high-tech carts with GPS and well-stocked coolers. With the addition of CADDIEMASTER forecaddies, service levels will be taken to the next level, matched only by the property’s awe-inspiring natural surroundings and incredible Weiskopf design.

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“Black Desert is already making a mark in the golf world and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” said Dan Costello, President of CADDIEMASTER.

When making tee times at Black Desert Resort Golf Course golfers will have a forecaddie assigned to their group, as the forecaddie fee is included in green fees (gratuities not included). During the round, forecaddies will track ball flights off the tee, provide yardages, read putts, and help the group maintain pace of play.  

CADDIEMASTER, a Troon Company located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is the premier provider of caddie services, including turnkey management, technology, as well as training and consulting solutions. With clients such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst Resort, Whistling Straits and roughly 70 other resort destinations and private clubs throughout the country and abroad, the very best properties partner with CADDIEMASTER to elevate their golf experience.

Surrounded by red rock mountains and carved amid ancient black lava fields, Black Desert opened for play in May of 2023 and is the last golf course designed by the great Tom Weiskopf prior to his passing away from pancreatic cancer in Aug. of 2022. The course is characterized by the presence of ancient basalt rock formations seamlessly integrated into the landscape, creating a visually stunning contrast against the lush green fairways. Recognized as one of the Best New Courses of 2023 by Golf Digest and one of the Top Resort Courses in the U.S. by Golfweek, Weiskopf's 19-hole golf course will host a PGA TOUR event this fall and an LPGA Tour tournament in 2025. Tickets for this year’s Black Desert Championship will be available in the coming months. Register for ticket notifications at

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About Black Desert Resort   
Reef Capital Partners is developing Black Desert Resort. Upon buildout, the property will offer 3000+ hotel rooms and residences; a concert venue; miles of trails through ancient lava flows; a waterpark; a wellness spa; and more than 250,000 square feet of retail and restaurants. In addition to the 19-hole, Weiskopf-designed golf course, guests of Black Desert will enjoy a 36-hole illuminated putting course for day or night play. The resort’s 19th Hole, an amphitheater-style lakeside-gathering place terraced into the black lava, will be the ultimate venue for winding down after a day of golf. To learn more about Black Desert Resort, visit

CADDIEMASTER is the leading provider of caddie services in the world, managing over 3,000 caddies and 100 managers in 24 states and three countries. CADDIEMASTER partners with private clubs and top resorts to provide a result-oriented asset for members and guests to enjoy. Caddies and forecaddies are club ambassadors and play an important role in course maintenance and pace of play.

About Troon
Troon manages the golf operations at Black Desert Resort Golf Course. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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