from The Century Dictionary.

  • The links or course over which golf is played.


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  • Usually her voice came over the wire as something fresh and cool, as if a divot from a green golf-links had come sailing in at the office window, but this morning it seemed harsh and dry.

    The Great Gatsby 2003

  • The lovers wandered aimlessly over the golf-links to where green mounds and turfed banks suggested to Helena that she was tired, and would sit down.

    The Trespasser 2003

  • M'Allister was now struck with an idea, and exclaimed, "Professor, I notice that many of these great walled plains are very flat, and I should think they would make fine golf-links, for there would be plenty of room to send the ball flying!"

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story Mark Wicks

  • The Indian civilian does not make a worse judge for playing polo, nor is Benin worse administered since golf-links were laid out there.

    Cambridge Essays on Education Various

  • Beyond the golf-links the ground breaks into sand-hills, all hillocks and hollows of pure sand, soft and yielding, dented by every footstep, set with rushes and spangled with crane's-bill, yellow bedstraw, tiny purple scented thyme-flowers, and a kind of spurge.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts Rosalind Northcote

  • The golf-links lay on our left, and on a low spur to the right stood the hospital, which the energy and philanthropy of the Neves has gained for the remarkably ungrateful

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil T. R. Swinburne

  • The SPEAKER, after eulogising the white tall hat, added that although he was glad that they had Sir SQUIRE BANCROFT with them (Hear, hear) he was bound to remark that not infrequently of late he had seen that illustrious histrion wearing in the streets of London a cloth cap more suitable to the golf-links or the Highlands.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 18, 1919 Various

  • On many golf-links nowadays the caddies are expected to keep count of the number of strokes taken for each hole.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919 Various

  • We do not presume to dictate, but may point out that if the deanery and the canons 'houses were pulled down and re-erected on the golf-links, where they would look better than ever, space would be available for a majestic aerodrome, or, better still, an experimental water-stadium for submarines, in memory of KING ALFRED, the founder of our Fleet.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, February 5, 1919 Various

  • The whole marg was become lake or stream -- lake over the polo-ground and half the golf-links -- fed by the weeping slopes on every side, whence innumerable rills rioted over the grass, emulating in ferocity and haste, if not in size, the tawny torrents which drained the sides of Apharwat.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil T. R. Swinburne


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