- 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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Examples from the Web for golf course
It has a golf-course, public park and hydropathic establishment.
I gained the lonely spot on the golf-course and duly showed the light.Spies of the Kaiser
William Le Queux
She had learned that Senator Tait was on the golf-course, and had dragged Alice forth.What Will People Say?
We also had a little villa in the country, near a golf-course, in Hertfordshire.I Walked in Arden
He walks me round the golf-course in the park, and gives me advice.Red Hair
- 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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