Robert “Bob” Whittaker Sr. built his first home in 1977. Over the course of the next 20 years he grew his family business into one of the biggest homebuilding companies in the midwest. Bob’s philosophy included streamlining all aspects of homebuilding to reduce overhead and pass savings along to the buyer. In 1996, Whittaker Homes sold 758 homes and became the #1 homebuilder in Missouri. Eventually, Whittaker Homes became a family business with Bob’s wife Shirley Whittaker, and each of Bob’s children joining the team in various capacities. Today, his children continue his legacy by owning and operating the Whittaker Golf properties.
Bob Whittaker had a real passion for every aspect of the golf industry. Whittaker developed and owned the area’s best golf courses including Whitmoor Country Club, The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club, The Links at Dardenne and The Golf Club of Wentzville.