golf course

noun

Definition of golf course

: an area of land laid out for golf with a series of 9 or 18 holes each including tee, fairway, and putting green and often one or more natural or artificial hazards

called also golf links

Examples of golf course in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Woods was spotted out supporting Charlie on the golf course over the weekend, looking on as his son — also a talented golfer — participated in a juniors' tournament. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 13 Oct. 2021 On the heels of Thursday’s Game 1 skunking, the Sox trailed, 5-2, in Game 2 and looked like candidates for a three-game sweep and a Marathon Monday on the golf course. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Also, some revelers posed at a makeshift photo station, a band performed and children ran around on the golf course. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Several of them also took advantage of the golf course there. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 27 Sep. 2021 Outside of practice, All and several of his teammates spent time on the golf course learning from quarterback Cade McNamara, whose fiery competitiveness translated from one sport to the other. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 On August 23, Kopf Builders reported the back window of a front-end loader on the golf course had been smashed over the weekend. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2021 Officers methodically searched the area and captured the suspect early Monday on the golf course. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 30 Aug. 2021 The ceremony took place on the golf course overlooking the water. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'golf course.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of golf course

1890, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About golf course

Time Traveler for golf course

Time Traveler

The first known use of golf course was in 1890

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near golf course

golf club

golf course

golf green

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for golf course

Last Updated

19 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Golf course.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golf%20course. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for golf course

golf course

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golf course

: a large area of land set up for the game of golf

More from Merriam-Webster on golf course

Britannica English: Translation of golf course for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about golf course

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!