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golf course

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.
Also called golf links.
Origin of golf course
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for golf links
Historical Examples
  • Your mother, your uncle, one of your friends on the golf links?'

    Echoes of the War J. M. Barrie
  • Then, over a wide expanse of golf links, the fog had lifted clear.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • It was a lovely morning, and he thought longingly of the golf links.

    A Bachelor Husband Ruby M. Ayres
  • Gimblet thought of the train that was to have carried him to the golf links.

    Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • I saw a nest in Lahore in one of the artificial bunkers on the golf links.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • They ride out to the golf links and into the country on Sunday.

  • It is about as much of a forest as a golf links are a mountain lynx.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • Dear me, we are back at the golf links again; we have made a loop, you see.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • Here the path also changed its course and headed for the golf links of the college.

  • He was on a golf links and the ridge was a silly old bunker!

    Four Afloat Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for golf links

golf links

plural noun
a large open undulating stretch of land beside the sea laid out for the playing of golf See also links

golf course

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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