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golf course

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.
Also called golf links.
Origin of golf course
1595-1605
1595-1605
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Examples from the Web for golf links
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  • It was a lovely morning, and he thought longingly of the golf links.

    A Bachelor Husband Ruby M. Ayres
  • Then, over a wide expanse of golf links, the fog had lifted clear.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Just then the horses stopped at the top of the hill, where a lane turns to the right, leading to Acqua Santa and the golf links.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • I saw a nest in Lahore in one of the artificial bunkers on the golf links.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • Your mother, your uncle, one of your friends on the golf links?'

    Echoes of the War J. M. Barrie
  • They ride out to the golf links and into the country on Sunday.

  • Its ancient sights the cathedral and the castle; its living sight the university and the golf links.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • Dear me, we are back at the golf links again; we have made a loop, you see.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • Marie looked down over the golf links, as the car swung around the long curve at the head of the slope.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • 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
1.
a large open undulating stretch of land beside the sea laid out for the playing of golf See also links

golf course

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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