The Rancho La Quinta HOAs own what is referred to as "Common Area Properties", which include all property leased, owned or maintained by the three HOAs. The common area is for the use and benefit of the members of the Associations. It includes private streets and alleys, signs, fountains, statuary, swimming pools and adjacent buildings, landscaping, sprinkler systems, walls, green belts, parking lots, median islands in cul-de-sac streets, and centralized mail boxes. In general, it's all the property that isn't yours or is part of the Country Club Property.
Except for the homeowners in the Casitas Association, you own your front yard, but the HOAs are responsible for maintaining the Lot Landscape Maintenance Areas, in other words, the landscaping and irrigation systems within these Areas. The HOA does not maintain your driveway, courtyard walls, the exterior of your lot or any other structure located on your lot. The Casitas Association does own everything on the exterior of your residence walls and maintains all of those facilities.
The Country Club Property is Common Area, but restricted for use to only those members who have joined and pay the separate fee. The Master Association and the Casitas Association members are members of the Sports & Fitness Center as their dues is included in their HOA fee. The Ventanas homeowners may join the Sports & Fitness Center by paying the separate fee. Any homeowner may join the Golf Club by paying the separate fee.