noun, often attributive \ˈgälf, ˈglf, ˈgäf, ˈgf sometimes ˈgəlf\

: an outdoor game in which players use special clubs (called golf clubs) to try to hit a small ball with as few strokes as possible into each of 9 or 18 holes

Full Definition of GOLF

:  a game in which a player using special clubs attempts to sink a ball with as few strokes as possible into each of the 9 or 18 successive holes on a course
golf intransitive verb
golf·er noun

Origin of GOLF

Middle English (Scots)
First Known Use: 15th century

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey


Definition of GOLF

—a communications code word for the letter g

First Known Use of GOLF


Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge
GOLF Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgälf, ˈglf\

Definition of GOLF for Kids

:  a game played by hitting a small ball with special clubs into each of nine or 18 holes in as few strokes as possible
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