Atkinson Resort & Country Club is part of the Lewis Group of Companies. The company is derived from a family business started by Ralph & Lillian Lewis, along with their son Peter Lewis. The Lewis Family has been literally “building neighborhoods since 1958.” The resort opened with nine holes in 1996 and added the back nine in 1998. In 2002 the 75,000 square-foot clubhouse opened featuring two restaurants, overnight guest rooms, and elegant event facilities. In 2009 the nine-hole Par 3 course and Willowcreek Golf Academy were added. In 2015 the National Golf Course Owner’s Association awarded the Resort with National Course of the Year. The award is predicated on four factors: quality of the golf course, quality of ownership and management, outstanding contributions to the local community, and significant contributions to the game.