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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
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She had learned that Senator Tait was on the golf-course, and had dragged Alice forth.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • 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
  • He walks me round the golf-course in the park, and gives me advice.

    Red Hair Elinor Glyn
  • A golf-course of nine holes should be at least a mile and a half long, and a hundred and twenty feet wide.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • Those who saw him that afternoon upon the golf-course marvelled as he played his match with the precision of a machine.

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

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • The golf-course at this place is laid out among the dunes, and is entirely natural, with "bunkers" of fine sand.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium George W. T. Omond
  • I meant to have luncheon at a little inn near the golf-course, The Three Tuns.

    Trent's Last Case E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  • Marlowe made another pause, and Trent, with a puckered brow, inquired: "On the golf-course?"

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley
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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