plural noun

also golf links
  • 1treated as singular or plural A golf course, especially one on grass-covered sandy ground near the sea.

    ‘a couple of days' golf on a sunny Spanish links’
    • ‘At the posh five-diamond resort an hour north of Milwaukee in Kohler, Wis., the world-class golf links were hard-frozen and desolate, covered in snow.’
    • ‘There is off-street parking and a lawn at the front, while the back garden is also in lawn and overlooks the golf links.’
    • ‘One remembers with admiration the bravery with which, in his last years, he sought to continue his normal activities - as, for instance, by travelling out to the golf links to play a strictly limited number of holes before lunch.’
    • ‘It is close to the well-known local golf links and a new championship golf course which is currently under construction on the outskirts of the village.’
    • ‘The classic golf links at nearby Machrihanish draws tourists from all over the world but its clubhouse does not pretend to serve anything other than energy replacement for weary sportsmen and women.’
    • ‘‘Not fit to hold a proper job’, the caddies of St Andrews scraped a living on the world's most famous golf links.’
    • ‘They are the most famous golf links in the world and the venue for this year's prestigious Open Championship.’
    • ‘He said: ‘The golf links I envisage would be essentially hand-crafted, a return to how courses were created long ago.’’
    • ‘The magnificent 18 th-century mansion is set in private landscaped grounds at the edge of the town, opposite the golf links and West Sands but totally screened by trees, woods and 18-foot high lodge gates.’
    • ‘They're right about our courses looking like cemeteries and parks rather than golf links.’
    • ‘Designed in the 1950s, it retains some quirky detailing from that era and offers views of the sea as well as the clubhouse, greens and fairway of the nearby golf links.’
    • ‘French doors lead from the sunroom to one of the two patios in the back garden; this room overlooks the golf links and would be perfect for entertaining.’
    • ‘Most properties are eligible, including Aboriginal town camps, schools, local parks, roadsides, cemeteries, defence properties and golf links.’
    • ‘The hotel conservatory and bedroom balconies have views over the fairways of the Lundin and Leven championship golf links.’
    • ‘Some holes at the world-famous golf links, in Ballybunion, have been in danger for several years.’
    • ‘Although an unexpected strong gale from the north made us shiver in the golf links, everybody was eager to have a go at the game.’
    • ‘Golfing history was made last week when the US Supreme Court ruled that a disabled professional golfer can ride around golf links in a cart, rather than be made to walk the courses.’
    • ‘He has been forced to go to court to defend his £2.5m purchase of an idyllic island off the north coast of Ireland where he plans to build a ‘dream’ world-class golf links.’
    • ‘When it comes to soothing the fevered brow, there are few more calming sights than the early-morning view across the world-renowned golf links of St Andrews.’
    • ‘This house is a little over a mile from the village of Inagh, which is 11 miles from Ennis, 25 miles from Shannon Airport and eight miles from the famous golf links at Lahinch.’
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    1. 1.1
      another term for linksland

Origin

Old English hlinc ‘rising ground’, perhaps related to lean.

Pronunciation

links

/lɪŋks/