Meaning of GOLF in English

/ gɒlf; NAmE gɑːlf; gɔːlf/ noun

[ U ] a game played over a large area of ground using specially shaped sticks to hit a small hard ball (a golf ball ) into a series of 9 or 18 holes, using as few strokes as possible :

He enjoyed a round of golf on a Sunday morning.

—see also crazy golf , mini-golf

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late Middle English (originally Scots ): perhaps related to Dutch kolf club, bat, used as a term in several Dutch games; golf , however, is recorded before these games.

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