The local golf scene has been severely hit by the recent big chill but Eddy Shah, who owns The Wiltshire, believes many clubs could be frozen out not by the weather, but by the recession.
No golf has been possible at The Wiltshire since the middle of December but Shah has noticed an increase in people using the club's leisure and hotel facilities.
And he believes clubs who do not have similar additional facilities could suffer and even close in 2010.
"I think where golf clubs have been hit is by the recession, for example Christmas meals.
"Hardly any companies booked Christmas dinners this year because of the redundancies they have made.
"This year I think some local golf clubs will go to the wall.
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