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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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  • I met her ladyship on the putting green of the ninth hole of the golf course.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I met him on the golf course and he was condescendingly friendly as ever.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He had spent his days at the golf course, not coming home to lunch.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • He was up on a cliff just by the golf course when I first seen him.

    The White Invaders Raymond King Cummings
  • What I'd like to do is get out on the golf course with someone else and do my best and then lose.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for golf course

golf course

a general term for an area of ground, either inland or beside the sea, laid out for the playing of golf
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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