Transgender Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, may unfortunately have to give up one of her favorite restaurants as part of her transition. According to TMZ, Jenner is a member of the exclusive Sherwood Country Club in Thousands Oaks, Calif. where she has golfed and dined "almost every day" since she joined 15 years ago. However, the country club has a strange and gendered restaurant set up.
Sherwood Country Club features a grill in the men's locker room, which serves only male clientele. The woman's locker room "has its own eating area which is way more scaled down" for some unexplainable reason. Sources tell TMZ that Sherwood's board plans to enforce the rules when the club re-opens in December. This means "the camaraderie Bruce shared with the other members will be impeded now that she's Caitlyn," per TMZ. Jenner — who has yet to comment on the situation — will be given the chance to appeal if she wants.
Update 6/3/2015, 2:05 p.m.: The Sherwood Country Club has released a statement to the press. See the statement in full, below:
Sherwood Country Club was very disappointed and surprised to learn of various news reports dated June 2, 2015.
The club was never contacted and had no input into stories about Caitlyn Jenner, and it shows. Reporting of discord between Ms. Jenner and this club is entirely false. Bruce Jenner has and continues to be a valued long term member at the club.
Sherwood Country Club cherishes its members, and their privacy, and will not comment on anything regarding its members’ private use and enjoyment of the Club, including Caitlyn Jenner’s future use of the Club.
Finally, Sherwood is very proud of the wonderful facilities it offers to both its male and female members and their guests. The Club’s facilities are currently being upgraded during a major restoration project, including changes to its golf course, fitness and several dining facilities.
There will be no further comment from the Club.