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golf course

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noun
  1. the ground or course over which golf is played. A standard full-scale golf course has 125 to 175 acres (51 to 71 hectares), usually with 18 holes varying from 100 to 650 yards (91 to 594 meters) in length from tee to cup.

Origin of golf course

First recorded in 1595–1605
Also called golf links.
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British Dictionary definitions for golf links

golf links

pl n
  1. a large open undulating stretch of land beside the sea laid out for the playing of golfSee also links

golf course

golf links

noun
  1. a general term for an area of ground, either inland or beside the sea, laid out for the playing of golf
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