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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.
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Origin of golf course

First recorded in 1595–1605
Also called golf links.
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Related Words for golf course

fairway, green, links

Examples from the Web for golf course

Historical Examples of golf course

  • It has a golf-course, public park and hydropathic establishment.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7

    Various

  • 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.

  • We also had a little villa in the country, near a golf-course, in Hertfordshire.

    I Walked in Arden

    Jack Crawford

  • He walks me round the golf-course in the park, and gives me advice.

    Red Hair

    Elinor Glyn


British Dictionary definitions for golf course

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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