I have played Eaton numerous times over the years during my junior days in Norfolk for various competitions. Norwich isn't usually the first port of call for visiting golfers with it's quality on the coast. It is the only place in Norfolk that can boast quite a few courses within a short distance of one another.
Whilst I do find Eaton a little hit and miss in regards to condition, it boasts a solid layout which, in the peak of summer, can offer a truly enjoyable round of golf with some very tricky holes. How tight most of the holes are contributes to how difficult the course is and in a few cases, knowing the course helps a lot more compared to other golf courses.
It's a very friendly club, every time I've been the people there have been lovely, the food is good and it's a nice atmosphere in the clubhouse which with some of these modern places coming up, I see less and less of nowadays.
A notable mention is the par 4 18th, off the backs 470 yards with a almost right angle dog leg left. It's certainly a hole designed to test your nerve, with most long hitters having to hit an iron off the tee. It takes a wonderful golf shot to start the ball far enough right to miss the tight line of trees just to the left of the tee but then to almost snap hook it round the corner onto the fairway. I'm sure plenty of scorecard wreckers have been had here!
Whilst it doesn't come anywhere near the other calibre of courses in Norfolk, it's certainly a lovely place to go and visit if your in the area.
Date: February 11, 2020