The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club opened in 1993, while on a plane returning from vacation, Dennis Walters and his friend Jeff Smith, who at the time worked for the PGA, created a proposal for an upscale 18-hole public golf course on a stack of cocktail napkins. Walters, along with his father Dr. Charles Walters, again teamed with Bob Whittaker and his family, and the dream of The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club was underway.
During construction of this Tom Fazio-designed course, the group decided to give a sneak peek of the property to increase the excitement that surrounded its upcoming debut. Six months prior to opening, a three-day preview of the golf course and clubhouse was held. Only expecting to welcome 500 people each day, the excitement level in the golf community was already very high and ultimately more than 7,500 people toured the as yet unopened project.
Upon opening in 1995, The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club was named by Golf Digest the third best public golf course in the country to open that year. This facility is ranked as one of the finest in the Midwest on an annual basis and is a 'must play' when you are in the area.