Westridge golf club owner and former chief executive Chris Kelly has died in a car crash.

The 33-year-old died early yesterday morning after colliding with a car on Highway 17 in Goulburn.

The motorcyclist, whose identity has not been released, was taken to hospital in a critical condition, according to WA Police.

Kelly’s wife, Kelly Molloy, said his death was a devastating blow to the family.

“We are devastated.

Chris was a great friend and a great person and we are all very devastated at his passing,” she said.

“He loved the community and had an infectious smile that will always live with us.”

Molloys husband and a friend, Greg McLean, who were also in the car, were also injured.

The car had to be towed away and the family is not taking any blame.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The club had been operating under the name Westridge Park for more than five years before it closed its doors in August.

It is one of only four golf courses in WA.

The other two are in Perth and Brisbane.

The Perth Golf Club and the Brisbane Golf Club are still operating.

Westridge is the sixth course to close in the state since the start of the year.

Westview Golf Course and the Perth Golf Course both closed last year.

WA has only six licensed golf courses and one is run by a non-profit organisation.