Lying at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains is the exclusive Lake Sherwood community, conceived and developed by businessman and Dole Food CEO David Murdock. Upon entering the handsome guard gated black iron gates prepare to be greeted by a secluded enclave that exudes refinement, tradition, serenity, and beauty.
Characterized by 1,965 acres of picturesque beauty and historic landmarks, Lake Sherwood is the oldest man-made lake in California built in 1904 and originally named Potrero Lake. The name was changed to Lake Sherwood when the surrounding areas, named “Sherwood Forest” and “Maid Marian Park”, were used for the filming of “Robin Hood” in 1921 staring Douglas Fairbanks. The home that was built for the movie is rumored to have been lived in by Fairbanks; it is now a registered Ventura County Historical Landmark.
The ancient Chumash Indian grounds are home to the 7,025 yard, par 72 championship golf course, a masterpiece designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. A breathtaking course that makes the most of the aesthetically rich and natural environment of Sherwood Valley that is highlighted by a majestic mosaic of Oak, Willow and Sycamore trees. Sherwood is the host of the World Challenge, an off-season PGA Tour recognized golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods each December, and also the site of the Showdown at Sherwood, the first ever prime-time live golf match, which was played between Tiger Woods and David Duval in 1999.
Sherwood Country Club also offers 14 meticulously maintained tennis courts, a fitness facility, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, a Cabana building offering ping-pong, foosball and video games, plus a year-round sport court. In addition there is a spa to pamper the body and soul. Lake Sherwood is the site of the boating and sailing club. The stately Georgian architecture clubhouse is enveloped by lush green hills, ancient oaks, and roses. A popular location for hosting weddings, the indoor décor is the height of elegance, beautiful outdoor terraces, English gardens, croquet courts, a boardroom and grand ballroom.
This elite community is home to many celebrities in the entertainment and sports world. Located near to Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, there are plenty of shopping promenades, restaurants, and business centers. Lake Sherwood is also located in one of the finest public and private school districts, the Conejo Valley Unified School District.