Happy Gilmore (1996) Filming Locations

Location #1: Happy’s apartment building


101 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Location #2: Grandma’s house


1938 West 19th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Location #3: House under attack


Formerly at 1384 Connaught Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

* A contribution by Adam Fine!

Location #4: Silver Acres


2601 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Location #5: Driving Range – Waterbury

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Riverway Golf Course & Driving Range, Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

16 thoughts on “Happy Gilmore (1996) Filming Locations

  1. Andrew

    I have golfed Swanee several times, and the Waterbury Open doesn’t look like Swanee. The AT&T Open is 100% Swanee. I’m 90% certain the two tournaments were filmed at different locations.

    1. drew bourgeois

      I thought Waterbury tournament was filmed in Surrey. Peace arches or something. I could be wrong but sure I golfed there when I was young

  2. Lana Bill

    Is it entirely possible to determine what architect designed Happy Gilmore’s grandma’s house (located in Vancouver)? Would love to acquire a name & contact info. Truly, the house of my dreams!!

  3. wifferste

    Andrew is right. Parts of the Waterbury Open were not filmed at Swan-E-Set – the first and last holes were actually filmed at Riverway Golf Course in Burnaby but the middle ones appear to be Swan-E-Set though. I know because I recognize the clubhouse at Riverway on hole #1. 🙂
    Also, the scenes that were shot at Riverway include:

    – the driving range scenes with the 2 tiered tee off areas (see link below)
    – the first time he sees Shooter McGavin with the tour president
    – when he’s having lunch with coach after the 18th hole

    They actually shift between Riverway and Swan-E-Set during the Waterbury Open.


  4. Gerry

    I was in the golf business in the 90s when they were filming. I witnessed all the filming. The following golf courses where where it was filmed at;

    – swaneeset
    – riverway
    – peace portal
    – furry creek

    I thought I recognized point grey or shaughnessg but am not positive.


  5. Kevin

    The final shots were actually shot at Central Park pitch and putt in Burnaby. I played there the day before when they were setting up. Kinda laughed at the idea of the movie at the time.


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