The construction of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway was authorized by Congress in 1919, and the 1,900-mile waterway spanning the East Coast has done much good, providing safe passage to commercial and civilian boats in times of trouble.
An unintended benefit of the Waterway was the backdrop it provided golf course architects. The Intracoastal runs the length of the Myrtle Beach golf scene and some of the game’s biggest names utilized the Army Corps of Engineers’ handiwork, creating some of the area’s most stunning visuals.
Numerous courses play along tributaries that empty into the Waterway, but there are only six Myrtle Beach golf courses that play along the Intracoastal, here is a quick look at each.
If you can’t get enough of the Intracoastal, the area is home to another course that doesn’t play directly the water, but provides ample scenery. The third hole on the Fox Nine at River Oaks overlooks the Waterway and the drive to the 4th tee runs parallel to the water.