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

19 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.

  6. RK

    To the person wondering, happy place is at van Dusen garden. Sat at a wedding there in about 2010 and realized instantly we were at the happy place. If you go there youll recognize it instantly.

    Peace portal is the final course. The scenes with Verne Lundquist, minus the heavy breathing, was at van Dusen . I was there age 10 on a school trip when it was being filmed and saw all the scaffolding.


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