- (sports) A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes.
- The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
Etymology: The word is first known in English from the 15th century from (Sco.). Although the etymology is uncertain, the most likely origin is thought to be from the colf, meaning "club". Note that the idea that "golf" is an acronym from "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden" is false - this is a folk etymology.
- To play golf.
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