Definition of “golf” - English Dictionary

“golf” in British English

See all translations

golfnoun [ U ]

uk /ɡɒlf/ us /ɡɑːlf/

A2 a game played outside on grass in which each player tries to hit a small ball into a series of nine or 18 small holes, using a long, thin stick:

We often play a round (= game) of golf at the weekend.

More examples

golfer
noun [ C ] uk /ˈɡɒl.fər/ us /ˈɡɑːl.fɚ/

He's one of the highest-earning professional golfers in the world.
golfing
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡɒl.fɪŋ/ us /ˈɡɑːl.fɪŋ/

a golfing holiday

(Definition of “golf” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“golf” in American English

See all translations

golfnoun [ U ]

us /ɡɑlf, ɡɔlf/

a game in which players use a set of sticks to hit small, round, hard balls into a series of nine or 18 small holes on an area of grassy land using as few hits as possible:

Do you play golf?
golfer
noun [ C ] us /ˈɡɑl·fər, ˈɡɔl-/

a professional golfer

(Definition of “golf” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)