The Astoria Country Club is a private country club in Astoria, Oregon.
The country club's members consist of the richer families in Astoria, including Mr. Perkins and his son, Troy. It has unknowingly been built over a series of caves carved out by One-Eyed Willy's pirate crew, after their ship had been trapped in a cave-in three centuries ago. Presumably the caves were known to some (but never fully explored) as piping was installed in one of the caves. Nearby is the "old Moss Garden Wishing Well".
Intending to take Andy and Stef to the club, Troy drives up there in his Ford Mustang. However, after he amused himself by sending Brand flying off a hill on a forest road over the protests of the girls, as well as offscreen sexually harassing Andy, the girls demand to be let out at someplace along the road close to the Lighthouse Lounge. As a result, he ends up going there by himself.
In the evening, when the Goonies discover a series of pipes in the caves and begin shaking and banging on them, plumbing mishaps start happening at the club: one of the showers is destroyed, with knobs recessing into the wall; a drinking fountain lowers into and rises from the ground, culminating in it knocking out a poor tennis player; Troy is blasted through the roof of the bathroom and off a toilet, water flooding everywhere.
Behind the scenes
In early versions of the movie, the country club was originally named the Hillside Country Club. The shower scene was extended, with "fecid brown backwash" blasting from the holes, but this was cut from the final product.
The Astoria Country Club is a real location, named the Astoria Golf & Country Club, in Warrenton, Oregon.
|Locations in The Goonies|
|Astoria, OR||8th Street (Astoria Historical Museum • Lower Columbia Bowl) • Duane Street (Clatsop County Jail) • Exchange Street • Leif Erikson Drive (Stop 'N Snack) • Goon Docks (Walsh residence • Wang residence) • Hillside|
|Ecola State Park||Astoria Country Club (Moss Garden Wishing Well) • Cannon Beach • Cauldron Point • Lighthouse Lounge|
|Filming locations||Astoria • East Mooring Basin • Goat Rock Beach • John Warren Field|