The Palmerston Golf and Country Club team celebrated their wins. Credit: Hospitality NT

Palmerston Golf and Country Club walked away with four awards from this year’s Hospitality NT Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence, which was held on May 21.

The club was crowned Best Overall Large Club, Best Redeveloped Club, Best Family-Friendly Club, and Best TAB Licensed Venue.

Palmerston Golf and Country Club general manager Matthew Hewer said the wins are an acknowledgement of the work the team has put into improving the venue.

“The majority of the management team were at the awards night, and just looking at their faces, you could see how proud they were to win not one, but four awards,” Palmerston Golf and Country Club general manager Matthew Hewer told Club Management.

“I believe that the win just gives them extra motivation in what they are doing every day and an enhanced sense of pride in their work.”

For Hewer, the biggest takeaway from winning the awards is “the importance of continuous improvement and reinvestment into your venues, and to make sure that you are remaining current and on trend with the industry.”

Joining Palmerston Golf and Country Club on its win was Darwin Trailer Boat Club, which took out the Best Overall Small Club category.  

The Top End’s hospitality industry’s night of nights was celebrated by over 560 people on the lawns of Mindil Beach Casino & Resort on May 21.

Hospitality NT CEO Alex Bruce said the awards are important, as it’s a way to acknowledge venues and hardworking staff throughout the Territory that are striving to deliver excellence in their field.

“With 50 Award categories there are too many deserving venues to acknowledge, and I encourage people to try and tick off the whole list of worthy award recipients,” he said.

This year there were 290 nominations, including over 50 nominations in the Awards for Excellence hotly contested employee categories, with these individuals going beyond and above their role to contribute positively to their respective business and the industry as a whole.

Notably, the Service Excellence Front of House – Club category went to Justine Turner from Dimah Beach Cruising Yacht Association, while Tu Nguyen from Darwin Trailer Boat Club was awarded the Hospitality Industry Rising Star Award.  

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