A couple of miles outside Scotland’s golfing mecca, five-star Fairmont St Andrews occupies 520 coastal acres of prime Caledonian countryside. It has two championship courses of its own, as well as half a dozen bars and restaurants – in a range of European styles and formalities. The decor and guest experience is luxuriantly Scottish – starting with the fireplace, tartan fabrics and oversized sofas that dominate the lobby. The on-site conference centre offers up 12 meeting rooms, a cinema and the vast Robert Burns Ballroom. Its third biggest space, the Robert Louis Stevenson, is notable for its large outdoor terrace.