The NPT reserves the right to add, amend or change any of our rules at any time. Our main rules include:
- The order of play alternates after each hole during the round. One player will play the odd holes and one player will play the even holes.
- A player may not mark or re-align their ball when playing a hole other than on the first shot of the hole. A player may adjust the position of their ball in the teeing area with his or her club, hand or fingers.
- A player must complete the hole before the next player can make a stroke.
- A player may use only one club.
- The anchoring method is permitted.
- No object is allowed under the ball. (No tees)
- A player may not use a caddy or a coach that gives advice.
- If a ball goes off of the course, a free drop is given to the player. They must place the ball onto the green no nearer the hole. NPT Marshalls reserve the right to change this rule in certain situations.
- If a player hits a ball and it rests up against a pad, stick, brick, sign, wood, flower, etc… a two putter-head free drop is given. This drop can take place in any direction.
- If a player hits a ball too hard and it bounces over a grey pad, the player may take a free drop. However, it must be at the end of the padded area leaving the player an open shot to the hole.
- On Par 3 holes, if a player does not like where there first shot ended up, they may take a free drop in the designated drop circle or area.
- Not counting the tee shot, if any obstruction is in the line of a player’s putt, a player may take relief no nearer the hole to get an open path/shot to the hole.
- Players are expected to keep up with the group ahead of them.
- Players are expected to play in a dynamic and noisy environment.
- If a player plays the wrong hole that hole will count. The player will receive a one stroke penalty. They will then play the holes they should have played. When they get to the hole that they have played out of turn, they will skip that hole and they must take the score they previously had recorded.