/ 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
For more information see the Cultural Guide
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.