Rules & Dress


The NHC prides itself on being one of the most authentic golf experiences hickory golf enthusiasts can enjoy. Part of what makes this tournament so much fun is the period-appropriate equipment that we require. For an overview of our tournament equipment guidelines, please click below:

Equipment and Dress Guide


We think of the NHC as a golf tournament, not a fashion contest. We suggest that participants attempt, within reason, to replicate 1880’s style dress. However we gladly make accommodations for modern golf shoes, eyeglasses, and so on.

  • Ladies wear a long dress, blouse, and a hat.
  • Gentlemen wear trousers, long sleeve shirt, neckwear, and a hat.