Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Caddyshack (1980)

To pursue a higher education, Danny Noonan caddies at the prestigious Bushwood Country Club, interacting with its eclectic members and guests.  Perhaps the most eclectic is groundskeeper Carl, who spends his days trying to get rid of a menacing gopher.  Caddyshack earned well above par, raking in almost 40 million dollars on a 3 million budget.  The script could've used a mulligan as it veers from the fairway a bit too often ;-)  Apparently the amount of cocaine used while filming could've filled a sand trap.  Over time, the film has become more favorable with critics and viewers.  Kenny Loggins begins his ascension to King of the Movie Soundtracks with the top ten hit I'm Alright. 

Caddyshack was filmed in Davie, Key Biscayne and Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Los Angeles, CA

Location: Bushwood Country Club
Address: 3201 West Rolling Hills Circle, Davie, FL  Grande Oaks Golf Club

A two-story addition was added to make the clubhouse appear larger than it actually was.  The dining room scene was filmed at The Boca Raton Hotel...

Location: Rolling Lake Yacht Club
Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL   Rusty Pelican

Location: Judge Smails' House
Address: 4531 NE 25th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Locations Visited: March 2021